Publié le 12 Mai 2021

To get back to the start of this series, click here . A few words to try to explain in what spirit I try to report my memories of this curious figure who has left a deep imprint on my soul. First of all, I wish to make him known to those who, by force...

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Publié le 11 Mai 2021

[To return to the beginning of this biographical series, click here ] 1.1.3.14. gZhon nu rdo rje 1.1.3.14.1 Teachings received from this master The mThong ba don ldan reports that he spent six years studying at gSang phu, which brings us to 1332. It is...

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Publié le 11 Mai 2021

The previous chapter can be read here . To get back to the start of this series, click here . A few days after the rather disconcerting interview I reported in the previous chapter, the lama’s main French translator had to go back to his duties – so I...

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Publié le 10 Mai 2021

To get back to the start of this series, please click here . After a vague overview of the situation of Buddhism in France at the end of the 1980s, let's come back to Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche and how I got to know him. Guy Serre, mentioned in the previous...

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Publié le 10 Mai 2021

[To return to the beginning of this biographical series, click here ] 1.1.3.12. The propitiation of Acala, Sarasvatī and Vajravārāhī The various biographies mention, at this point, that in the course of his studies Klong chen rab ’byams performed propitiation...

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Publié le 9 Mai 2021

The passage of years certainly leads me to look today with a much more critical eye at what I admired, to say the least, in my youth. Nevertheless, it is not without perplexity, or even a certain amount of wonder, that I think back today, among all the...

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Publié le 9 Mai 2021

[To return to the beginning of this biographical series, click here ] 1.1.3.10. gZhon nu rgyal po, sometimes confused with Ku ma rā dza sMyo shul mkhan po adds that Klong chen rab ’byams studied under the master gZhon nu rgyal po, which is confirmed by...

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Publié le 8 Mai 2021

[To return to the beginning of this biographical series, click here ] 1.1.3.9.2 Some difficulties concerning the chronology of the abbey succession of gSang phu In this monastery, or monastic academy, Klong chen rab ’byams was taught mainly by three masters:...

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Publié le 7 Mai 2021

[To return to the beginning of this biographical series, click here ] 1.1.3.6. bKra shis rin chen [1] When he was sixteen (1323), he received from the master Rin chen bkra shis (sMyo shul chos ’byung) or rather bKra shis rin chen (mThong ba don ldan,...

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Publié le 6 Mai 2021

[To return to the beginning of this biographical series, click here ] 1.1.3.4. Digression on Klong chen rab 'byams and the Bön One point is worth emphasizing in passing (since studies of the rDzogs chen and the rNying ma pa are often open to the Bön,...

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