His father was a minister to the King of Derge. When he was seven years old, he was publicly recognized as one of the reincarnations of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo by Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche — at Shechen , one of the six principal monasteries of the Nyingmapa school. During the next few years Dilgo Khyentse received full schooling from various tutors, in addition to training in meditation , and in the study of the dharma in general, and of tantra specifically. After receiving from Khyentse Chokyi Lodro the many empowerments of the Rinchen Terdzo the collection of Revealed Treasures or termas , Dilgo Khyentse requested to spend the rest of his life in solitary meditation. But Khyentse Chokyi Lodro answered, "The time has come for you to teach and transmit to others the countless precious teachings you have received.
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Shelves: , boring , history , non-fiction , biography , philosophy , religion , slow , student-recommendations Ive tried to be honest in my reviews, and unfortunately at times that doesnt come across well.
But my reviews are how I felt about a book and what it was like, for me, to read it. With that stated, I was totally turned off by Brilliant Moon. The narrative was so filled with names of teachers, living and deceased and references to Buddhist writings, prayers, and rituals that I found it mostly incomprehensible. Khyentse wrote, it seemed to me, for those who were already familiar with Buddhism and thus the references would either be totally understood, or at least enough so to place it in context.
But each and every one would trip me up, knocking me out of my concentration. He was the foremost disciple of Jamyang Khyentse, and he became the root guru to Khyentse Chokyi Lodro, as it was he who introduced Khyentse Chokyi Lodro to the nature of the mind.
I wish I could give a better review, but as a total neophyte, the book was completely lost on me. I went through entire book in one day and could not stop. Greatly written, well edited and easy to read. It is very much a list of empowerments and teachings HH received.
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