Monday, March 22, 2010

Rare footage of Dilgo Khyentse and Tulku Urgyen together

This video contains wonderful footage of Tulku Urgyen visiting Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche for the last time. Lots of familiar faces including Tulku Urgyen's sons Chokyi Nyima Rp. and Tsoknyi Rp., as well as his close disciple Andreas Kretschmar. Footage begins around the 2:30 mark.

Our thanks to the anonymous person who shared the link.


Anonymous said...

Incredible footage, lots from Prapoutel in 1990 ( Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

And now the video has been removed.

Erik said...

That's a shame. Who managed to download it?

Anonymous said...

I posted the link originally and meant to download but forgot. The uploader, jimmylama007, has closed his account on youtube. I think he was from Belgium. Shechen guys in Kath should have, or access to, the original monastery ceremony footage which would be much longer than a couple of minutes and n higher resolution than youtube. It would also be nice and relevant if they posted a few clips prior to Dilgo Yangsi's summer visit on his 2 tour sites which I linked earlier.

pensum said...

I wonder if the powers-that-be at Shechen didn't send him a cease-and-desist to have it removed. oh well, the link spread quickly on Facebook and the like and i'm sure a lot of people did get a look.

if anyone does have a copy they downloaded, and feels like sharing do let us know as we'd be happy to put it back up.

Anonymous said...

OK, since this was the tenth day of the lunar calendar and Guru Rinpoche day, here is a short teaching on the embodiment of all the Buddhas by his recent mind manifestation:

buddhagirl said...

Why would "the powers-that-be at Shechen (didn't) send him a cease-and-desist to have it removed"? How will the Dharma continue its online flowering if monasteries are going to fret about copyright of images?

pensum said...

well, Buddhagirl, i don't actually know if anyone at Shechen did such a thing, but nor do i know who shot the footage and perhaps it is from a documentary or proposed documentary and they wish to exercise their copyright. of course, just because one is buddhist doesn't make one exempt from respecting copyrights and such.

however i just discovered that the link on the official Celebrating the Return website was to the removed video as well, so the mystery of jimmylama007 deepens.

fortunately in the meantime we have the marvelous footage of Dudjom Rp. that an anonymous visitor provided the link to in the comment above.

cheers all!

Justsit said...

Some nice footage of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche at the above

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you liked the Dudjom Rinpoche short video, who was a guru of Dilgo Khyentse and Trulshik rinpoche both of whom later became H.H. Dalai Lama's Dzogchen gurus. The deleted jimmylama007 video is nowhere to be found. If it comes back I will repost it. Here is a couple of new short videos of Khenpo Brothers on Guru Rinpoche in their NY Dzogchen retreat.

And here are 4 series of legendary retreats by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche who was called one of the greatest contemporary tertons by the late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. These audios were generously released by the mahasiddha's family recently and I highly recommend them:


Anonymous said...

Tsurphu, shot by the western thanka painter couple who were friends of the 16th Karmapa:

Tibetans in Switzerland:

- anon.linker

pensum said...

thanks for all the great links.

anyone who likes sharing links might be interested to know that you can create a clickable link in when making a comment by adding a bit of simple code. here's how. this makes it a lot easier for others to follow any links.


John said...

Someone posted it here:

Description: Rare footage

You can use the following link to retrieve your file:

Anonymous said...

It's back, great! When I posted the link originally I felt it might not last but was too lazy to download it. But I knew it would be saved by some.

Also no need to use HTML code to make clickable links in blogger comments. Just copy and paste the link, preferably starting with http:// and to see better on a new line. Blogger (blogspot) automatically makes it a link.

I see Pensum you like Duchamp, here is all the great classic art films and not like the usual rubbish art videos these days, LOL. They are good quality too and can be downloaded! To download many of them, the links can be extracted from the site and queued in a download management utility like flashget or getright.

Hope for a great weekend for all.

- anon.linker

jack tenzin said...

Thank you so much for sharing this - evry inspiring and full of blessings.