Lama Justin offers wonderfully clear, totally practical teachings rooted in his deep love for and commitment to the repa (lay yogi) tradition of the Karma Kamtsang lineage of Tantric Buddhism. His teachings are directly aimed at combating the suffering caused by the particular forms of loss, trauma, and oppression that arise in contemporary western societies and cultures. Students who apply Lama Justin’s teachings with discipline and diligence discover within ourselves powers of healing, wisdom, and liberation that were always there but completely obscured by our ego-clinging.
I have been a practicing Buddhist for almost 30 years. I have encountered many Buddhist teachers, from whom I have received countless dharma teachings. Lama Justin von Bujdoss (Repa Dorje Ozer) is one of the first, who embodies those teachings with fully engaged compassionate action. He walks his talk! He encourages us to step out of our comfort zone, to reach deep into our own authenticity, our own true nature, not by pointing the way, but by demonstrating how it’s done. Nothing is asked of a student that hasn’t been explored deeply by Lama Justin himself. If you want to take your practice off the cushion, if you want to live the dharma, not just think about it, not just contemplate it, but be truly liberated out of the confines of the self, don’t walk to meet this teacher, run!
Lama Justin possesses an innate ability to understand my personal human “care and handling instructions.” I don’t even understand these instructions for myself, and often have difficulty articulating them to others. I hope that all beings have the good fortune to encounter their version of a Lama Justin Von Bujdoss!