"What I really learned from Rinpoche was his way of being. What is always with me is his presence - his authentic presence. Not his words, so much, but just the way he was - the space around him - his very careful, alert, spacious encounter with every second of life - never in a hurry. Always time to complete. His absolute fearlessness; and wanting from you only your real nature. Never anything for him. But mostly, his interest in everyone and everything. His totally genuine interest in other... not for what he was trying to accomplish, just because that is how it is. Everything and everyone was so interesting. If he was ever trying to do anything, it was to open our eyes to the wonder of it all."