Publié le 27 Mai 2021

Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche with all kinds of personalities, including Pope John XXIII. Photo taken from the Facebook page KHORDONG WORLDWIDE To get back to the beginning of this series, click here . If I had known, when I began to write down these few memories,...

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Publié le 26 Mai 2021

Guru ’Od gsal rang grol: what is known about him comes from the few pages that sMyo shul mkhan po devotes to him (op. cit., p. 87-91). Born in g.Yor po gzhung, he became in his ninth year the disciple of a paradoxical yogin. Then he received the minor...

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Publié le 26 Mai 2021

Source of the illustration : Page Facebook KHORDONG WORLDWIDE. To get back to the beginning of this series, click here . There were a number of working sessions with Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche, but not so many. For example, he once asked me to come to Poland...

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Publié le 25 Mai 2021

1.1.3.37. Klong chen rab ’byams’ Main disciples In the sMyo shul chos ’byung (p. 345), we find the following list: first, three disciples who were both learned and spiritually accomplished (mkhas grub): Khyab brdal lhun grub (the heir of the lineage),...

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Publié le 25 Mai 2021

Source of the illustration: Facebook page KHORDONG WORLDWIDE. To get back to the beginning of this series, click here . I like this photo which, more than many others, reminds me of Chhimed Rigdzin as I knew him. This is exactly the expression he could...

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Publié le 24 Mai 2021

And yet, [now gathering] crowds of fortunate beings applying their efforts to what is deserving, whether many or few, three thousand or a hundred, he indifferently opened [all] the doors of the Dharma, according to the degree of understanding of each...

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Publié le 24 Mai 2021

To get back to the beginning of this series, click here . I don’t know who is the author of the picture I put in the illustration and that I borrowed from the Facebook page “KHORDONG WORLDWIDE.” What is certain is that it is the first photo of CRR that...

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Publié le 23 Mai 2021

Photo of C. R. R. at about the age of 20, found in the book Oracles and Demons of Tibet (1956) by Nebesky-Wojkowitz, to whom R. served (among others) as an informant. The photo has obviously been retouched: it is much clearer than the one in the book...

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Publié le 23 Mai 2021

1.1.3.36. The return to central Tibet and the last years For Samten Karmay, not much time passed between Klong chen rab ’byams’ return to central Tibet and his death. The colophon of the History of the Dharma (Chos ’byung) attributed to Klong chen rab...

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Publié le 22 Mai 2021

1.1.3.35. Exile in Bhutan It is not surprising, therefore, that Klong chen rab ’byams had to go into exile in Bhutan when his patron Kun rin’s position collapsed. Guenther places the exile at Bum thang in 1359, at the time when sGom chen Kun rin of ’Bri...

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