If you want to
If you want to practice Tibetan Buddhism you should take the essence and try to adapt it to your cultural background and conditions.
The Buddha himself taught differently according to place, the occasion, and the situation of those who were listening to him. So, all of us have a great responsibility to take the essence of Buddhism and put it into practice in our own lives.
The essence of Buddhism is if you can, help others. If not, then at least refrain from hurting others.
An area in Tibetan Buddhism which may be of interest to scientists is the relationship between the physical elements and the nerves in particular the relationship between the elements in the brain and consciousness.
O son of Bharata, the mode of goodness conditions one to happiness; passion conditions one to fruitive action; and ignorance,covering one’s knowledge, binds one to madness. (14.9)
If your practice is motivated by bodhicittaâ€”the aspiration to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all…then your practice becomes truly a practice of perfection.
Whenever Buddhism has taken root in a new land there has always been a certain variation in the style in which it is observed.
While I’m alive I’m fully committed to autonomy, and I’m the person who can persuade the Tibetan people to accept it.