Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje

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Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje

Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje (Wyl. mdo mkhyen brtse ye shes rdo rje) (1800-1866) — the body (and/or mind) emanation of Jikmé Lingpa. He was said to be the son of the protector Nyenchen Tanglha. His main teacher was the First Dodrupchen, Jikmé Trinlé Özer. His life featured many miraculous events, especially during his childhood, and in later life he lived as a hunter, like some of the mahasiddhas of ancient India. He famously introduced Patrul Rinpoche to the nature of mind while beating him and dragging him by the hair.

Children

  • Khaying Dölma (1823-1855)
  • Sherap Mebar (1829-1842), a tulku of the first Dodrupchen, Jikmé Trinlé Özer
  • Dechen Rigpé Raldri (1830-1874), a tulku of Gyalsé Nyinché Öser (1793-?), the son of Jikmé Lingpa

Reincarnations

His incarnations included:

Terma Revelations

  • Dzinpa Rangdrol (Wyl. 'dzin pa rang grol), 'Natural Liberation of Grasping', a famous Chöd practice

Further Reading

In Tibetan

  • rig 'dzin 'jigs med gling pa'i yang srid sngags 'chang 'ja' lus rdo rje'i rnam thar mkha' 'gro'i zhal lung (autobiography)

In English

  • Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, Padma Publications, 2005, pages 395-399.
  • Ringu Tulku, Daring Steps Towards Fearlessness: The Three Vehicles of Buddhism, Snow Lion, 2005 (Includes a translation and commentary to Do Khyentse's Babble of a Fool, a text on Kyerim)
  • Robin Kornman, 'A Tribal History' in Donald S. Lopez (ed.) Religions of Tibet in Practice, Princeton University Press, 1997 (includes a translation of an extract from Do Khyentse's Autobiography on the History of the Goloks)
  • Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, Shambhala, 1996, pages 179-197.

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