The foremost torchbearer of the ecumenical Rime movement, Jamyang
Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959) dedicated his life to the study,
practice, and propagation of all the schools and lineages that are
collectively known as Tibetan Buddhism. The staggeringly long list of
teachings he received and transmitted in turn testifies to the depth of
his appreciation of all aspects of the Dharma, and the roster of his
eminent students reveals how his extraordinary influence transcended
The first half of this volume presents
informal stories by many of Chökyi Lodrö’s teachers, students, friends,
and relatives, collected by Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche and translated here
into English for the first time. Intimate, funny, and utterly
down-to-earth, these stories—supplemented by sixty-one photographs—paint
a tender picture of the man behind the great master, introducing
readers to the characters and events in his life, and especially the
challenges he faced living under the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
second half comprises an English translation of the spiritual
biography, or namtar, by Dilgo Khyentse, one of Chökyi Lodrö’s closest
and most brilliant students. In the process of recounting the life and
liberation of his beloved guru, Dilgo Khyentse reveals how he saw Chökyi
Lodrö as the Buddha in the flesh and provides, essentially, a blueprint
of the entire path to enlightenment.
606 pages. Hardcover.