"What strikes me right now, as I look around and reflect on the time that has passed, is the power and importance of lineage. We have all come through so much together; we have survived events that could have torn us to pieces and we have kept our head and shoulders even in times where it has been unclear if there would be ground to walk on in front of us. We are a part of something very old and precious. Beneath the forms and the banners; the politics and irritations; there is an incredibly sharp and unyielding edge to our practice, a history that sometimes feels ethereal and just beyond my ability to describe. My devotion and gratitude to the Vidyadhara knows no horizon for bringing us the blessings of our lineage, which continue to inspire me to be a genuine and compassionate human being. It bears remembering how difficult it was for him to transmit that lineage, and what an integral part of his heart and mind it was. I have great faith that we are in a special moment right now; may the memory and legacy of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche guide us."
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