Chatral Rinpoche, Thomas Merton, Easter and Nuclear Weapons

This is a piece I wrote over a year ago for my blog www.hashkata.com, after Chatral Rinpoche died. I’m re-posting it now because two of it’s themes, Jesus’ resurrection and nuclear weapons, both happen to be very relevant today, April 16 2017.

On Jan 5 the Himalayan sage Chatral Rinpoche passed away at the age of 102. Rinpoche was a long time ascetic, practitioner of dzogchen (a Tibetan meditation tradition), and spiritual teacher. He was a man of enormous spiritual “weight”, an old elephant, a true sage. With his passing there…

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