Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Pema Yeshe Dorje

Thangka of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö in the form of Pema Yeshe Dorje, courtesy of Jeff Watt at himalayanart.org. For the zoom-able image go to Himalayan Art. Original photograph part of the Shechen Archives Photography Collection

In the 1920's Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö spent several months at the hermitage of the third Dodrupchen Rinpoche Jikme Tenpe Nyima receiving empowerments and teachings. During an extraordinary empowerment into the mandala of Rigdzin Düpa Dodrupchen gave him the secret name Pema Yeshe Dorje.

Many scholars have seen this as an indication that Dodrupchen considered Jamyang Khyentse to be also an incarnation of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje (1800-1866), a student of the first Dodrupchen Rinpoche Jikmé Trinlé Özer (1745-1821) and a teacher and friend to the second Dodrupchen Jikmé Puntsok Jungné (1824-1863)

Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje from Rigpa Wiki

Later Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö wrote of his visit to Dodrupchen:
I went to the encampment of Do in the North and
Met the omniscient Tenpe Nyima.
I received the empowerment of Rigdzin Dupa and Ladrup Tiklé Gyachen,
The teachings on Longchen Nyingthig, and
The Outline of Guhyagarbha.
He constantly gave me instructions and advice.
He gave me the permission to propagate
His writings, with no need of having the verbal transmission (lung).
With great kindness, he gave me all his care.
quoted from Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, Shambhala, 1996

a rather romantic view of the main entrance gate to Dodrupchen Monastery in East Tibet
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mkrigsman/ / CC BY-NC 2.0

For more some translations of writings by the third Dodrupchen Tenpe Nyima visit his page on Lotsawahouse.org

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