Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Tribute to Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Thanks to Adam and the folks over at Remembering the Masters for this marvelous video commemorating Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Buddhism In The West by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

Buddhism In The West

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

My thoughts on Buddhism in the West have actually changed over the years. At this point I feel very positive and optimistic; not that I was skeptical or doubtful in the past, but one becomes more sure over time. There seems to be greater possibility for the roots of buddhism to be established in the West. I have become much more certain of this from personal experience—certain to a certain degree. ...

Read more of this article on the Dharmadhrishti Journal website.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Dzongsar Khyentse, Chokyi Nyima and Sangye Nyenpa, Rinpoches, at Nagi, 1978

This photo was taken at Nagi Gompa in 1978 during a break when Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse conferred the empowerments for the Three Sections of the Great Perfection and Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche gave the One Hundred Cho empowerments.
It is easy to recognize Dzongsar Khyentse, Chokyi Nyima and Sangye Nyenpa, Rinpoches.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Brilliant Moon: The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse

The biography of one of the most important Buddhist masters to leave Tibet in the 1950s. Highly recommended.

Through lively anecdotes and stories this highly revered Buddhist meditation master and scholar tells about his life of study, retreat, and teaching. The formative events of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s life, and those insights and experiences that caused him to mature into the warm, brilliant, and highly realized meditation master and teacher he was, are deeply inspiring. The details of his early life and spiritual training reveal an authentic and human view of Tibetan culture, as well as the hardships endured by the Tibetans who fled their country and reestablished their tradition in exile.

The first part of this volume includes Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s early life story, told in his own words. The second half of the book comprises recollections by Khyentse Rinpoche’s wife; his grandson and spiritual heir, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche; Tenga Rinpoche; Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche; Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche; Kenpo Pema Sherab; the Queen Mother of Bhutan; Trulshik Rinpche; and Pewar Tulku.

Brilliant Moon: The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse
Ani Jinba Palmo, translator and compiler
Michael Tweed, editor
Shambhala Publications, Inc.