I study with a wonderful Tibetan teacher named Sogyal Rinpoche. He was raised as a spiritual son by the Buddhist master Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö in Tibet before the Chinese takeover forced them to move to Sikkim in the late 50s.. There Jamyang Khyentse taught many masters and lay people before he died. I honor of the 50th anniversary of his death in 1959, we recently watched this film about his life and how he influenced other Tibetan masters. His influence is still felt today. He taught Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Orgyen Tobgyal, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, Tarthang Tulku, Khandro Tsering Chodron (Jamyang Kyentse's spiritual wife, a great woman master who never teaches, but lives quietly at Sogyal Rinpoche's center, Lerab Ling, in France) and many more. In case these names are new to you, they are the Tibetan "A" team, the heavy hitters. Jamyang Khentse taught not just in one sect but in many. Because of this he was a master of the non-sectarian movement, Rime.
It was very inspiring to watch this video. Whatever your spiritual beliefs, I think you'll like it. It has a wonderful way of capturing the spirit of Tibet. And it's beautifully fimed.
It's especially helpful right now to send prayers for Tibet, because apparently there is a new crackdown on Tibetans by the Chinese government.
May all beings enjoy happiness and be free from suffering. May all live in equanimity.