Friday, August 12, 2005

Modest Master -- Tricycle Magazine features the memoirs

The Buddhist review decided to give Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche's memoirs a special highlight by featuring one of the moretone-setting stories in the book: the old yogi-master Jamdrak who lived out his days in a hollow tree. The excerpt is accompanied by a full page photo of Tulku Urgyen and statements from some of the leading Buddhist teachers in the US who also received teachings from him.

1 comment:

Erik Pema Kunsang said...

The article in Tricycle mentions repeatedly the Light of Wisdom and some of you may wonder which text it is. The Tibetan title is Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo, which translates as The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence, a most precious, concise, and profound teaching by Padmasambhava condensing the entire path. Praised by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo as being “more valuable than thirty yak loads of sacred scriptures”, it comprises together with a commentary by Jamgon Kongtrul, the last volume in both the Treasury of Precious Termas (Rinchen Terdzo) and the New Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa, the Chokling Tersar.
It is Jamgön Kongtrül’s excellent commentary that is usually known as Light of Wisdom. You can read more info on this scripture
And about the eccentric old Jamdrak at