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Chögyal Namkhai Norbu tell a little bit about his grandmother.

My grandmother had been a disciple of Adzam Drugpa, and she took a great interest in me. She sometimes managed to keep me from being punished by preventing my parents finding out what I had done. I remember that I once found the dead body of a large rodent called a marmot. Unnoticed by anyone I spent a blissful afternoon playing with the dead creature, even filling the body up with water and whirling it round my head. But when I took my plaything to bed with me my grandmother noticed it. She knew that my mother would have been very upset if she had known what I had been doing, and would have worried that I might become infected with some disease, so my grandmother didn’t tell anyone. I thought this was very kind of her, and in fact I loved her very much.

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu teaching the sacred dance (above).

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s portrait (above).