Longchenthar

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Longchenthar is the name given to Arnulf on August 13 2013 when he took the Upasaka vows during the Ngakde summer retreat . These kind of Buddhist names have close relation to the Dharma (the "teaching of the Buddha" or "truth" or "reality"). It can be translated to Long meaning "time" or "spare time" Chen meaning "great" and Thar meaning "to escape, to get free". In this context the meaning is to become free of Samsara and enter the vast expanse of great liberation. It is a Ngakpa name from the region of Amdo where students receive three syllable names from their teachers.