Gendün Rinchen

From Rigpa Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Je Khenpo.jpg

Jé Khenpo Gendün Rinchen (Wyl. rje mkhan po dge 'dun rin chen) (1926-1997) was the 69th Jé Khenpo of Bhutan. He was recognized as an incarnation of Tertön Sogyal by Lama Sonam Zangpo, who was struck by the similarity between his writing and some of Lerab Lingpa's works.[1]


His writings, which were published in six volumes in Rewalsar, India, include a popular biography of the crazy yogi Drukpa Kunley, compiled from various sources.[2]


  1. See Pistono (2011) p.234
  2. See Keith Dowman, Divine Madman: The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley, Dawn Horse Press, 1982

Further Reading

  • Michael Aris. "On the Revival of Traditional Scholarship in Bhutan" in Skorupski, Tadeusz (ed.), Indo-Tibetan Studies, Tring: Institute of Buddhist Studies, 1990, pages 23-27
  • Matteo Pistono. In the Shadow of the Buddha: Secret Journeys, Sacred Histories, and Spiritual Discovery in Tibet, Dutton, 2011. ISBN 978-0525951193

External Links