A free webcast of a teaching titled ‘The Rimé (non-sectarian) view in Tibetan Culture’ by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.
The teaching was kindly recorded by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche at his residence in India, especially for the webcast on Gompa. The teaching is given in English.
Ri means “one-sided”, “partisan” or “sectarian”. Mé means “No”. Rimé therefore means “no sides”, “non-partisan” or “non-sectarian”. It does not mean “non-conformist” or “non-committal”; nor does it mean forming a new school or system that is different from the existing ones. Rimé is not a way of uniting different schools and lineages by emphasizing their similarities.
The Rimé view is essentially an appreciation of the differences between the various lineage traditions and an acknowledgement of the importance of this rich variety and the resulting benefits to practitioners with differing dispositions.
The movement’s perspective has advanced considerably in the 20th century, where receiving teachings and transmissions from different schools and lineages has become far more usual amongst many monastic students, lamas, yogis, as well as lay practitioners. This has been due to the proactive support of many lineage holders and various senior lamas of all the major lineage traditions, including the 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas, the 15th and 16th Karmapas, the 41st Sakya Trizin (Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche) and Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje.
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