I'd like to share thus story about Thrangu Rinpoche. After Trungpa Rinpoche's passing my dear friend the late Rob Graffis studied with Thrangu Rinpoche. While I was living at Karma Triyana, Thrangu Rinpoche was visiting. Rob was suffering from a deep depression and despair from dealing with dome difficult things including the slow loss of his sight and hearing. It seems bottomless to Rob. There weren't many people at KTD this day as Rinpoche wasn't giving teachings. Rob and I attended Tara practice along with a handful of other people. Sitting there in a row doing Green Tara practice with great dignity was Thrangu Rinpoche, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and Bardor Rinpoche all with Groucho Marx glasses on. I looked at Rob, who minutes earlier felt he'd never smile again and saw him smiling ear to ear, chuckling, the despair gone, poof! What a great master and healer Thrangu Rinpoche was. Such inconceivable kindness.
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