Khenchen Rinpoche studied, contemplated, and meditated to benefit himself, and taught, discussed, and composed teachings for the benefit of others. For both purposes, he turned the three wheels of (1) meditation, (2) study and contemplation, and (3) beneficial activities. As a scholar with purity and excellence, he helped the Buddha’s teachings in general, and Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture in particular, benefitting them both directly and indirectly.
In brief, for his entire life he kept the three vows closely and wore the three Dharma robes while cultivating less desire and more appreciation. By standing firmly on this ground, he was one of the great hermitage practitioners. By beautifully decorating his voice with the Three Holy Basket teachings, as well as the Outer and Inner Tantras, he was a great intellectual and scholar. By continually practicing the extraordinary, precious Three Trainings, particularly the two stages of the great Clear Light Dzogchen, he was a great yogi. Just as he studied and practiced, he encouraged others to do the same.
Listen to Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche chant the Seven Line Prayer of Guru Padmasambhava.