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DILGO KHYENTSE RINPOCHE


Dilgo_Khyentse


life period : 1910 - 1991 | place of birth : Denkok Valley, Kham Derge, TIBET

nationality : Tibetian | occupation : Vajrayana master.. Scholar.. Poet.. Teacher

teacher/guru : Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro | spouse : Sangyum Lhamo

website : www.shechen.org

Be the master of your destiny. ” 

 

No student … can do without the guidance of an

authentic spiritual master. ” 

 

“ The only position from which you can never fall is

the awakened state. ” 

 

BOOKS BY THE MASTER      

" The Hundred Verses of Advice: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most " …

" The Heart Treasure of Enlightened Ones: The Practice of View, Meditation, & Action: A Discourse Virtuous " …

" Brilliant Moon: The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse " … " The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel " …

" Enlightened Courage: An Explanation of the Seven-Point Mind Training " …

" Guru Yoga: According To The Preliminary Practice Of Longchen Nyingtik " …

" The Excellent Path to Enlightenment: Oral Teachings on the Root Text of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo " …

" The Heart of Compassion: The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva " …

" Pure Appearance: Development & Completion Stages in Vajrayana Practice " …

" Illuminating the profound path : a commentary on the preliminary practices of the Rangjung pema nyingtik " …

" The Great Image: The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator " … " Songs & Instructions of The Karmapas " …

" Primordial Purity. Oral Instructions on the Three Words That Strike the Vital Point " …

" Bestowing Supreme Blessings the Guru Yoga of Trungpa Rinpoche Dharma Sagara " ...

 " Zurchungpa's Testament " ... " The Collected Works of Dilgo Khyentse( Volume I II III ) " ...

" Rimey Lama Chopa " ... " Das Herzjuwel der Erleuchteten: Mit einem Vorwort des Dalai Lama "

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was a Vajrayana master, scholar, poet, teacher, and head of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism from 1987 to 1991. When he was seven years old, he was publicly recognized as one of the reincarnations of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo by Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche at Shechen, one of the six principal monasteries of the Nyingmapa school. During the next few years Dilgo Khyentse received full schooling from various tutors, in addition to training in meditation, and in the study of the Dharma in general, and of Tantra specifically. His root Guru was Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche, and Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro was his other main spiritual master. 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.

After completing his retreat at the age of twenty-eight, Khyentse Rinpoche spent many years with Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro. After receiving from Khyentse Chokyi Lodro the many empowerments of the Rinchen Terdzo (the collection of Revealed Treasures or termas), Dilgo Khyentse requested to spend the rest of his life in solitary meditation. 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."

As his own teaching career developed, he became renowned within Tibet for his ability to transmit the teachings of each Buddhist lineage according to its own tradition. Later on His Holiness the Dalai Lama would regard Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche as his principal teacher in the Nyingma tradition and of Dzogchen. As he made frequent visits to give teachings to H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama at Dharamasala in India, he began giving teachings all over the Himalayas, India, Southeast Asia and the West. His life became a continual flow of teaching, yet he found time for extensive scholarship and composed numerous poems, meditation texts and commentaries. He was also a Terton (a discoverer of spiritual treasures), discovering numerous termas and was one of the leading masters of the pith-instructions of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, and one of the principal holders of the Longchen Nyingtik tradition.

In 1980, he founded the Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal, where he transplanted the Shechen tradition to a new home near the great stupa of Boudhanath, just northeast of Kathmandu. At this location over the years he gave many teachings, turning the wheel of the Dharma countless times for hundreds of other lamas, disciples, and students from around the world. Over this same time period, and up until his paranirvana in 1991, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was involved in publishing as much of Tibet’s extraordinary heritage of Buddhist teachings as possible, over three hundred volumes altogether.

By followers of Tibetan Buddhism he is regarded as having been a great teacher of teachers, a realized being, who was also remarked upon as being a genuinely good human being. 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, and western centers of Tibetan Buddhism. His importance within the Nyingma school in the 20th century was all-pervading. He was one of the few Tibetan Lamas accorded the honorific title of "His Holiness".

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