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Dilgo Khyentse


Tibetan Buddhism





1910 Denkok Valley, Kham Derge,Tibet


September 28, 1991 Bhutan

Senior posting

Title Rinpoche Religious career Reincarnation Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Family Spouse Sangyum Lhamo Part of a series on Tibetan Buddhism Schools[show] Key concepts[show] Key figures[show] Practices and attainment[show] Major monasteries[show] Festivals[show] Texts[show] Art[show] .

. and of Tantra specifically. His root Guru was Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche. in addition to training in meditation. 1910 – 28 September 1991) was a Vajrayana master. During the next few years Dilgo Khyentse received full schooling from various tutors. His father was a minister to the King of Derge. Contents [hide]         1 Biography 2 Preservation of lineages 3 Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche 4 Film 5 Publications 6 Sources 7 References 8 External links Biography[edit] He was born in the Denhok Valley at Kham Derge.History and overview[show]   Portal Tibetan Buddhism Portal Vajrayana Buddhism    Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (Tibetan: དིལ་མགོ་མཁ V T E ྱེན་བར ྱེ་. and in the study of the Dharma in general. Eastern Tibet in 1910 to a family directly descended from the ninth century King Trisong Detsen. scholar. he was publicly recognized as one of the reincarnations of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo by Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche (1871–1926) at Shechen. Wylie: dil mgo mkhyen brtse) (c. When he was seven years old. teacher. and Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro(1893–1959) was his other main spiritual master. poet. After he completed what are known as the Preliminary Practices (Ngöndro). Khyentse Rinpoche spent most of the next thirteen years in silent retreat in remote hermitages and caves near his birthplace. one of the six principal monasteries of the Nyingmapa school. and head of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism from 1987 to 1991.

. India. He was also a Terton (a discoverer of spiritual treasures). a realized being. and as his reputation spread he attracted many new disciples. disciples. Southeast Asia and the West. he became the head of the Nyingma School.H. Later. Dilgo Khyentse requested to spend the rest of his life in solitary meditation. turning thewheel of the Dharma countless times for hundreds of other lamas. and students from around the world. In the 1950s. as he made frequent visits to give teachings to H. leaving behind his precious library of collected Dharma books and most of his own writings. The royal family of Bhutan invited him to stay there and teach. and full instruction on the ancient Guhyagarbha Tantra and its various commentaries from Khenpo Tubga at Kyangma Ri-tro. meditation texts and commentaries. over three hundred volumes altogether. after the 14th Dalai Lama left Tibet. His entire life was devoted to the preservation and dissemination of the Buddha Dharma and he is still regarded with awe and amazement throughout the Tibetan diaspora. including his brother the [2] 9th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpocheand Tenga Rinpoche." Additionally he received teachings at Palpung Monastery from the eleventh Tai Situ Rinpoche. and headed for Bhutan. he began giving teachings all over the Himalayas. his family and a fewdisciples decided to leave Tibet. he founded the Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal. he became renowned within Tibet for his ability to transmit the teachings of each Buddhist lineage according to its own tradition. and one of the principal holders of the Longchen Nyingtik tradition. and western centers of Tibetan Buddhism.After completing his retreat at the age of twenty-eight. Thenin 1959. In all he studied with over fifty great teachers from all the various oral and practice [1] lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. as rebellions broke out in Kham in response to the imposition of Chinese Communist rule. Khyentse Rinpoche and his family escaped to central Tibet. His life became a continual flow of teaching. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was involved in publishing as much of T ibet’s extraordinary heritage of Buddhist teachings as possible. just northeast of Kathmandu. where he transplanted the Shechen tradition to a new home near the great stupa of Boudhanath. Khyentse Rinpoche spent many years with Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro. As his own teaching career developed. But Khyentse Chokyi Lodro's answer was: "The time has come for you to teach and transmit to others the countless precious teachings you have received. the Great Perfection. and up until his paranirvana in 1991. Following the death of Dudjom Rinpoche in 1987. yet he found time for extensive scholarship and composed numerous poems. After receiving from Khyentse Chokyi Lodro the many empowerments of the Rinchen Terdzo (the collection of Revealed Treasures ortermas). He was one of the few Tibetan Lamas accorded the honorific title of "His Holiness". Over this same time period. Khyentse Rinpoche. and he became the foremost Buddhist teacher in Bhutan. the 14th Dalai Lama atDharamasala in India. Later on His Holiness the Dalai Lama would regard Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche as his principal teacher in the Nyingma tradition and of Dzogchen. In 1980. who was also remarked upon as being a genuinely good human being. By followers of Tibetan Buddhism he is regarded as having been a great teacher of teachers. His importance within the Nyingma school in the 20th century was all-pervading. and remained so until his own death in Bhutan on 28 September 1991. discovering numerous termas and was one of the leading masters of the pith-instructions of Dzogchen. At this location over the years he gave many teachings.

. in a purport to Karma Chagmé (Wylie: karma-chags-med. five hundred western disciples and a huge crowd of some fifty thousand devotees.Final cremation ceremonies were held for him over a three-day period near Paro in Bhutan. He would receive it and. 1976 Gyatrul (b. 17th century). was appointed as the incarnation of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche on December [5] 1995: . It made no difference who was giving it. 1924). who currently resides in Bhutan. diligence and humility in receiving 'wang' (Tibetan). the Royal Family and ministers of Bhutan. fl. aka Ugyen Tenzin Jigme Lhundrup (Tib.. pass it on to make sure that the lineage remained unbroken. Wylie o rgyan bstan 'dzin 'jigs med lhun grub). in turn. in November 1992 and were attended by over a hundred important lamas. 1998: p. 21): With respect to oral transmission. Preservation of lineages[edit] Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in Seattle. lineal transmission and 'rlung' (Wylie) as rendered into English by Wallace(Chagmé et al. conveys Khyentse's 'samaya' (Sanskrit). even if the lineage is impure. it is not a problem. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche often sought out and received any oral transmission he thought was on the verge of disappearing. [4] [3] Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche[edit] Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche at Nyima Dzong Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche.

Padmakara Translation Group (Translator) Hardcover: 151 pages. Buddhist monk. Rab-Gsal-Zla-Ba. Another film was "Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche". Publisher: Aperture 1st ed edition (October 1. who speaks about his own spiritual life. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. 1993). The Life and World of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche" was released in 1998. The film reveals Tibet's art. When Khyentse Rinpoche passed away. written and directed by Neten Chokling. ISBN 1-55939-023-9  Guru Yoga : According to the Preliminary Practice of Longchen Nyingtik by Rab-Gsal-Zla-Ba. Rigpa Paperback: 101 pages. [5] Film[edit] The film "Spirit of Tibet: Journey to Enlightenment. Publisher: Snow Lion Publications (December 1. his most senior and accomplished disciple. his close students requested Trulshik Rinpoche. to find his incarnation. It tells Khyentse Rinpoche's story from birth to death. to rebirth. ISBN 1-55939-121-9  Journey to Enlightenment: The Life and World of Khyentse Rinpoche. Matthieu Ricard. this film features interviews with the Dalai Lama. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Paperback: 128 pages. Publisher: Snow Lion Publications The Excellent Path to Enlightenment . Along with rarely photographed areas of Tibet. to tell Khyentse Rinpoche's life story. Brilliant Moon uses animation. Spiritual Teacher from Tibet by Matthieu Ricard (Photographer) [Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's disciple]. ISBN 0-89381-679-5  by H. from birth to death to rebirth. and of his escape following China's invasion of Tibet to his determination to preserve and transmit Buddhist teachings far and wide. ritual philosophy. 1999). and sacred dance. It was made by Matthieu Ricard (French photographer. Bhutan and Nepal. Publications[edit]  Enlightened Courage: An Explanation of Atisha's Seven Point Mind Training by Rab-Gsal-Zla-Ba.H. Publisher: Snow Lion Publications (December 1. previously unseen archival footage and photos along with new interviews of Tibet's great teachers. and narrated byRichard Gere and Lou Reed.Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche was born in Nepal on June 30. and author) who had travelled with Khyentse Rinpoche for 14 years. 1996). Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Paperback: 120 pages. 1993.

Reprint edition (March 16. Rangjung Yeshe (October 10. Patrul Rinpoche (Foreword by H. Publisher: North Atlantic Books. 1999). His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Publisher: Shambhala (February 15. ISBN 0-87773-493-3  The Hundred Verses of Advice : Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. ISBN 962-7341-55-X  The WishFulfilling Jewel by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Paperback: 120 pages. ISBN 1-55939-064-6  The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. ISBN 1-59030-154-4  The Lotus-Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava by Erik Pema Kunsang.H. ISBN 1-57062-452-6  T h e C o ll e c t e d W o . Padama Sangye Hardcover: 176 pages. Yeshe Tsogyal Paperback: 336 pages.(April 1. 1996). Publisher: Shambhala. 2004). 2005). the Dalai Lama) Paperback: 280 pages. Publisher: Shambhala. Tsele Natsok Rangdrol.

1 3 by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Hardcover: 1808 pages. Publisher: Shambhala. 2011) 1st edition.r k s o f D il g o K h y e n t s e V o l s . (January 11. ISBN 978-1-59030-887-5 .

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