Six kinds of teacher

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The six kinds of teacher/lama are:

  1. the universal (or general) teacher
  2. the teacher who gives access to the Dharma
  3. teacher who gives empowerments and samayas
  4. vow-restoring teacher
  5. the mind-liberating teacher (who explains the tantras)
  6. the teacher who grants pith instructions


  • The Elucidation of Samaya

Further Reading

  • Buddhist Ethics, page 497, note 261
  • Longchen Yeshe Dorje, Kangyur Rinpoche and Jigme Lingpa, Treasury of Precious Qualities Book Two (Shambhala, 2013), page 199

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