Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Consecration and preparation of the site of Samye-Ling Tibetan centre Temple complex By Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Akong Rinpoche, Lamas and monks. Where they sat was later removed to a depth of 30 feet or so for the foundations, earlier the hillock had been denuded of pine trees in a spectacular storm but only just there.
By followers of Tibetan Buddhism Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche is regarded as having been a great teacher of teachers, a realized being, who was also remarked upon as being a genuinely good human being. His entire life was devoted to the preservation and dissemination of the Buddha Dharma and he is still regarded with awe and amazement throughout the Tibetan diaspora, and western centres of Tibetan Buddhism. His importance within the Nyingma school in the 20th century was all-pervading. He was one of the few Tibetan Lamas accorded the honorific title of "His Holiness". Following the death of Dudjom Rinpoche in 1987, he became the head of the Nyingma School, and remained so until his own death in Bhutan on 28 September 1991.
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