Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche

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Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche
Surya Das and friend.jpg
Pictured is Lama Surya Das (left) and Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche (right)
TitleKhenpo
Other namesNyoshul Khen Rinpoche
Personal
Born1932
Dergé region of Kham
Died1999
ReligionBuddhism
NationalityTibetan
SchoolNyingma
Other namesNyoshul Khen Rinpoche
Senior posting
TeacherJigdral Yeshe Dorje, 2nd Dudjom Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa

Nyoshül Khenpo Rinpoche (1932–1999), more fully Nyoshül Khenpo Jamyang Dorje (Tibetan: སྨྱོ་ཤུལ་མཁན་པོ་འཇམ་དབྱངས་རྡོ་རྗེ་, Wylie: smyo shul mkhan po 'jam dbyangs rdo rje), was a Tibetan lama born in the Derge region of Kham.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche was born in 1932 in the Derge region of Kham, Tibet.[3] At the age of five, Rinpoche was taken to a Sakya monastery where he had his hair cut and was given a refuge name.[4] At age eight, he was enrolled in the monastery and began his Buddhist studies.[4] At age eighteen, he studied Longchen Nyingthig teachings[5] and Dzogchen[2] at the Nyoshul monastery.[1] At the time of 1959 Tibetan uprising, when he was twenty-seven, under fire from the Chinese, he fled to India with 70 people, but only 5 arrived.[1][6]

In India, Rinpoche studied under the second Dudjom Rinpoche (Jigdral Yeshe Dorje),[6] Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,[6] and the sixteenth Karmapa (Rangjung Rigpe Dorje).[1]

Some of Rinpoche's students include Surya Das[7] and Sogyal Rinpoche.[8]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Natural Great Perfection. With Surya Das (1st USA ed.). Snow Lion Publications. 1995. ISBN 1-55939-049-2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage. Padma Publishing. 2005. ISBN 1-881847-41-1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Tribute to Nyoshul Khenpo Jamyang Dorje
  2. ^ a b The Dzogchen Lineage of Nyoshul Khenpo Archived 2010-10-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Natural Great Perfection. With Surya Das (1st USA ed.). Snow Lion Publications. 1995. p. 13. ISBN 1-55939-049-2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ a b Natural Great Perfection. With Surya Das (1st USA ed.). Snow Lion Publications. 1995. p. 14. ISBN 1-55939-049-2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ Natural Great Perfection. With Surya Das (1st USA ed.). Snow Lion Publications. 1995. p. 17. ISBN 1-55939-049-2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ a b c Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
  7. ^ Das, Surya (2009). Awakening the Buddha Within: Eight Steps to Enlightenment. p. 145. ISBN 9780385530989.
  8. ^ Lotsawa House: Sogyal Rinpoche

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