B U D D H A F I E L D
U N D E R T H E D I R E C T I O N O F H I S E M I N E N C E S H Y A L P A T E N Z I N R I N P O C H E
Drawing Blessings from the Teacher
with Trust and Confidence
Excerpt from a teaching by Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
at Buddhafield Public Retreat, July 2013
Rinpoche encourages us to have trust in our basic instinct. Here, basic instinct is our pure, unconditional essence, uncorrupted by self or ego. Trust in our basic instinct leads to confidence without any doubt or second thought. When we have trust and confidence in our basic purity we can draw blessings from the teacher all the time. We then experience the unrepayable kindness of the teacher.