First of all, on behalf of all the members of our Editorial Board as well as of the Management Committee of our Association, we would like to thank all our readers as well as all those who have shown keen interests in our journal and in our association, through sending us letters, emails, faxes and telephone calls, by extending to us their warm greetings and rejoices, and in giving us their gracious support for what we are doing. Indeed, your genuine support and encouragement are most deeply appreciated ! In light of the two principles that we adhere to, as was mentioned in the editorial of the inaugural issue, we will try to focus on these two aspects. The first aspect is to bring in the "spirit of a holistic approach to the Buddhist teachings" and in so doing, we would like to introduce some of the contemporary great Masters who were the forebearers of such a tradition.

It was during the late eighteenth century when the fire of sectarianism was spreading in the Land of Snows, making this a hindrance to the study and practice of the Holy Dharma for many people. In this respect, some of the great-hearted bodhisattvas saw to it as their duty and mission to bring about a "non-biased" or "on-sectarian"Ó (Remay) movement, which thus stimulated a "piritual and cultural renaissance" of the Buddhist culture in Tibet during the nineteenth century.

Among these great-hearted bodhisattvas, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892) was the one who spearheaded this movement, together with such great Masters like Jamgon Kongtrul the Great (1813-1899) and Terchen Chokgyur Lingpa (1829-1870). Together they were called "Khyen Kong Chok Sum" Other great Masters included : Patrul Rinpoche (1808-1887), Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912) , Khenpo Shenga, and Adzom Drukpa , among others. Overall speaking, these great Masters were totally unbiased in their approaches to the Buddhist teachings, and they collected, committed to writings, taught, and thereby preserved, revitalized and propagated instruction lineages that encompassed every aspect of the Buddhist teachings. The results of their efforts to preserve the teachings in such a "non-sectarian" approach are felt even up to this very day !

This issue of our journal is specially dedicated to the "Khyentse Lineage" by introducing the lifestories of the main masters of this lineage, including Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo himself, through his successor Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro (1893-1959), to the present Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche (1961- ). As these three great Masters are so vast in both their knowledge and realization of the Buddhist Dharma, it will not do them any justice by simply providing short introductions to their lifestories, without giving a more comprehensive picture on their teachings, in order to show their great contributions toward this "non-sectarian" approach.

In this regard, because of our limited space in this issue, we will mainly focus on these three great Masters while the lifestories and teachings of Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and his tulku will be covered in more details in the next issue. We do apologize for this kind of arrangement and hope our readers will forgive us on this. Thus, by introducing the lifestories and teachings of all these great Masters, we hope to bring in a "flavor" of their spirit of "non-sectarianism" and thus help us to respect and appreciate the teachings of all the other lineages, in order to fully understand that, after all, we are all one together, belonging to the teachings of the Lord Buddha !

On the special column of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche's teachings, the prayer of "calling the Lama From Afar" is a world-renowned classic that Dudjom Rinpoche had written on the practice of Dzogchen, pointing to the "Lama" within ourselves. His other analysis on "The Three Yanas" is most appropriate for those Dharma practitioners who might have doubts or uncertainties on the three different approaches towards the Holy Dharma.

Many people have been saying that most religions have taught us to refrain from killing other people. Yet, they did not say that we should also refrain from killing -- CONTINUE --

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