Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche (rdzong gsar mkhyen brtse rin po che)
Born in Bhutan in 1961, Thubten Chökyi Gyamtso, also known as Khyentse Norbu, was recognized by H.H. Sakya Trizin as the third incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, the founder of the Khyentse lineage. He received empowerments and teachings from the greatest lamas, like H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. the 16th Karmapa and his own grandfather, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche but his main master was Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. The Khyentse tradition being typically non sectarian (Rimé), he received teachings from masters of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He later attended London's School of Oriental and African Studies.
Working tirelessly for the preservation of the Buddhist teachings, he created centres of learning in Bhutan, India, the Far East as well as in Europe, Australia and North America, while supervising his traditional seat, Dzongsar Monastery, in Eastern Tibet.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is also a filmmaker. He has directed The Cup (1999) and Travellers and Magicians (2003).
- His latest publication is What makes You Not a Buddhist (Shambhala 2007)
Long Life Prayer
Prayer for the Long Life of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
TUPTEN YONG DZOK NGA DAK KHYENTSÉI GAR
Dance of wisdom and love, sovereign of the entire Buddhist teaching––
ZAP GYÉ LUNGTOK CHÖKYI GYATSO CHÉ
The great Dharma-ocean of the transmission and realization of the profound and vast,
SEN SAM GOMPÉ WANG GYUR CHOKTRUL GYI
You have mastered through hearing, reflecting and meditating.
TUK KYÉ KU TSÉ TRINLÉ TAR CHIN SHOK
Supreme incarnation, may your aspirations be fulfilled, and may your life and activity be infinite.
In Bumthang in Bhutan, in the vajra cave of Kurje, where there is Guru Rinpoche’s body imprint in the rock, when presenting an offering cloud of the Ancient Translation’s oral lineage, the humble disciple Mangala Shri Bhuti (Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche) prayed thus.