By David P. Jackson, His Eminence Jigdral Dagchen Sakya
In 1960, the Tibetan lama Dezhung Rinpoche (1906-87) arrived in Seattle after being pressured into exile from his fatherland by way of the Communist chinese language. Already a respected grasp of the lessons of all Tibetan Buddhist faculties, he might finally turn into a instructor of a few of Western Buddhism's such a lot striking students. This inspiring and not likely biography of a contemporary Buddha is totally annotated, and contains images.
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47 In particular, when Dezhung Rinpoche was thineen, Nyiga Rinpoche encouraged him to practice the dreamyoga ofRnal 'byor ma. " His uncle was so impressed by this pledge that he wrote a letter to Garon Lekpa Rinpoche, telling him, "My young nephew has received the Cakrasamvara from Nyiga Dorjechang and made the vow to do one hundred million recitations in chis life and to complete them in the next life if necessary! " The letter was delivered by hand to Lekpa Rinpoche who was sealed in his retreat hut above Dzinda village.
83 I9I7: Age Eleven In 1917 Garon Lekpa Rinpoche gave the esoteric (slob bshad) transmission of the Path with Its Fruit for the first time, also in the old main temple of Tharlam monastery. The teachings were received by about one hundred and fifty disciples. 84 Before beginning these teachings, on the thirteenth day of the second lunar month (the death anniversary of Rabjampa Kunga Yeshe), at the request of many monks he expounded the life story ofKunga Yeshe, based on the highly poetical biography composed by the latter's disciple Drung Tsultrim Gyaltsen.
103 Orgyen Tendzin Norbu was one of the chief disciples of Dza Paltrlil 0 rgyan 'jigs med chos kyi dbang po and was also the nephew and sometime student ofByang Ozachu Gemang Khenpo Shenphen Thayey. 104 Shenga was counted by some to have been the rebirth of that Gemang Khenpo (though at Dzokchen there also lived an officially recognized trulku of Shenphen Thayey) . 105 After the completion of his studies and the death of his teacher, Shenga taught for a few years at Gemang. Then, in his early thirties (ca.