Difference between revisions of "Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Timeline"

From Rigpa Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Earth Dog 1958 (aged 65))
m (Wood Sheep 1955 (aged 63))
 
(31 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
[[Image:JKCLWiki.jpg|frame|'''Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö''']]
+
[[Image:JKCL portrait.jpg|frame|'''Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö''']]
'''[[Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö]] Timeline'''
+
'''[[Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö]] Timeline''' — <br/>
 +
''Note: many of the dates and references provided here still need to be verified''
  
 
==Water Dragon 1892==
 
==Water Dragon 1892==
 
*[[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]] passes into [[parinirvana]].
 
*[[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]] passes into [[parinirvana]].
  
==Water Snake 1893 (birth)==
+
==Water Snake 1893 (birth, aged 1<ref>According to Tibetan custom, during the first months of a person's life, that person is considered to be one year old, until the next Tibetan New Year ([[Losar]]), when they turn two. This timeline reflects this Tibetan custom.</ref>)==
*Born in Rekhe Ajam, Sa-ngang County, in Nyarong, near [[Kathok Monastery]]. Son of the [[Nyingma]] master Rigdzin [[Gyurme Tsewang Gyatso]] and Tsultrim Tso.
+
*Born in Rekhe Ajam, Sa-ngan County, in Nyarong, near [[Kathok Monastery]]. Son of the [[Nyingma]] master Rigdzin [[Gyurme Tsewang Gyatso]] and Tsultrim Tso.
  
==1899 (aged 6)==
+
==Earth Pig 1899 (aged 7)==
*Recognized as the incarnation of [[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]]'s enlightened activity by [[Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé]].
+
*Recognized as the incarnation of [[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]]'s [[enlightened activity]] by [[Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé]].
  
==1901 (aged 8)==
+
==Iron Mouse 1900 (aged 8)==
*Enthroned at [[Katok Monastery]]. He is known as Tulku Lodrö.
+
*[[Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso]], the nephew of [[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]], brings him to [[Kathok Monastery]].
  
==1905 (aged 12)==
+
==Iron Ox 1901 (aged 9)==
 +
*Enthroned at [[Katok Monastery]]. He is known as Tulku Lodrö and Jamyang Lodrö Gyatso.
 +
 
 +
==1905 (aged 13)==
 
*Caring for his ailing tutor Khenpo Thubten Rigdzin, also the former tutor of Kathok Situ Rinpoche.
 
*Caring for his ailing tutor Khenpo Thubten Rigdzin, also the former tutor of Kathok Situ Rinpoche.
  
==1906 (aged 13)==
+
==Fire Horse 1906 (aged 14)==
 
*Towards the end of the year: death of his tutor.
 
*Towards the end of the year: death of his tutor.
*Gathering funds for the Katok Monastery in Horkhok and [[Dzachukha]]
+
*Gathering funds for the Katok Monastery in Horkhok and [[Dzachukha]].
 
*Meets the King of Ling; gives an elaborate commentary on the Gang Gi Lodrö.
 
*Meets the King of Ling; gives an elaborate commentary on the Gang Gi Lodrö.
 
*Meets [[Adzom Drukpa]] at Adzom Gar near Tromuk. Adzom Drukpa recognizes him as the true incarnation of Khyentse Wangpo.
 
*Meets [[Adzom Drukpa]] at Adzom Gar near Tromuk. Adzom Drukpa recognizes him as the true incarnation of Khyentse Wangpo.
  
==1909 (aged 16)==
+
==Earth Bird 1909 (aged 17)==
 
*17th day of the second month: death of [[Jamyang Chökyi Wangpo]]—the body incarnation of [[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]] and throne holder of Dzongsar—during a visit to [[Dzogchen Monastery]].
 
*17th day of the second month: death of [[Jamyang Chökyi Wangpo]]—the body incarnation of [[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]] and throne holder of Dzongsar—during a visit to [[Dzogchen Monastery]].
 
*Dzongsar Monastery requests Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö to fill the vacant seat of Khyentse Wangpo at Dzongsar Tashi Lhatsé.
 
*Dzongsar Monastery requests Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö to fill the vacant seat of Khyentse Wangpo at Dzongsar Tashi Lhatsé.
  
==Metal Dog 1910 (aged 17)==
+
==Metal Dog 1910 (aged 18)==
 
*25th day of the 1st month: birth of [[Jamyang Chökyi Wangchuk]], later recognized as the incarnation of Jamyang Chökyi Wangpo.
 
*25th day of the 1st month: birth of [[Jamyang Chökyi Wangchuk]], later recognized as the incarnation of Jamyang Chökyi Wangpo.
 
*3rd day of the 3rd month: birth of [[Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche]], later recognized as the mind incarnation of [[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]].
 
*3rd day of the 3rd month: birth of [[Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche]], later recognized as the mind incarnation of [[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]].
 +
*receives the Sakya transmissions of [[Lamdré Lopshé]], [[Hevajra Tantra]] and other scriptures from [[Jamyang Loter Wangpo]]
  
==1918 (aged 25)==
+
==1911 (aged 19)==
 +
*receives the [[Rinchen Terdzö]] and [[Chokling Tersar]] empowerments from his father.
 +
 
 +
==Water Mouse 1912 (aged 20)==
 +
*receives the Druptap Küntü and other transmissions from Khenpo Samten Lodrö.
 +
*passing away of his father.
 +
 
 +
==Water Ox 1913 (aged 21)==
 +
*receives many transmissions from Thartsé Shabdrung Champa Kunzang Tenpé Nyima.
 
*Establishes [[Kham-jé]] Shedra at Dzongsar Monastery with [[Khenpo Shenga]] as the first head [[khenpo]].
 
*Establishes [[Kham-jé]] Shedra at Dzongsar Monastery with [[Khenpo Shenga]] as the first head [[khenpo]].
  
==1920 (aged 27)==
+
==Earth Sheep 1919 (aged 27)==
*Visits [[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]] and [[Tertön Sogyal]] in [[Golok]] to receive transmissions and teachings.
+
*receives ordination at [[Dzogchen Monastery]].
 +
*receives transmissions of [[Changter]], Minling ter and many other teachings from [[Shechen Gyaltsap Gyurme Pema Namgyal]].
  
==1921 (aged 28)==
+
==Iron Monkey 1920 (aged 28)==
*First pilgrimage to Central Tibet, visiting Sakya Ngor, Lhasa and [[Mindroling]].
+
*Stays several months at [[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]]'s hermitage in [[Golok]] and receives the empowerments of [[Rigdzin Düpa]] and [[Tiklé Gyachen]], as well as the teachings on [[Longchen Nyingtik]] (including [[Yeshe Lama]]) and [[Guhyagarbha Tantra]].<ref>See [[Tulku Thondup]], ''Masters of Meditation and Miracles'', p. 245.</ref>
 +
*receives the transmissions of Damchö Dechen Lamchok from Könmé Khenpo of Dodrupchen Monastery.
 +
*Visits [[Tertön Sogyal]] in Golok; receives teachings and the transmissions of [[Vajrakilaya]] and Tröltik.
  
==Wood Ox 1925 (aged 32)==
+
==Iron Bird 1921 (aged 29)==
 +
*First pilgrimage to Central Tibet, visiting Sakya Ngor, [[Lhasa]] and [[Mindroling]].<ref>There is still some uncertainty concerning the year of this first pilgrimage.</ref>
 +
 
 +
==Wood Ox 1925 (aged 33)==
 +
*First pilgrimage to Central Tibet, visiting Sakya Ngor, [[Lhasa]] and [[Mindroling]].<ref>There is still some uncertainty concerning the year of this first pilgrimage.</ref>
 
*[[Kathok Situ Chökyi Gyatso]] passes into [[parinirvana]].
 
*[[Kathok Situ Chökyi Gyatso]] passes into [[parinirvana]].
*Goes to [[Lhasa]] for first time; visits [[Mindroling]].
 
 
*10th month: visits [[Neten Monastery]].
 
*10th month: visits [[Neten Monastery]].
 +
*visits [[Shechen Monastery]] and receives many transmissions, inlcuding the [[Damngak Dzö]] and [[Changter]] from [[Shechen Gyaltsap Gyurme Pema Namgyal]].
  
==1937 (aged 44)==
+
==Fire Ox 1937 (aged 45)==
 
*Gives the reading transmission of the ''[[Nyingma Gyübum]]'' and of the ''[[Treasury of Precious Termas]]'' to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in Dzongsar.
 
*Gives the reading transmission of the ''[[Nyingma Gyübum]]'' and of the ''[[Treasury of Precious Termas]]'' to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in Dzongsar.
  
Line 51: Line 71:
 
==Water Sheep 1943==
 
==Water Sheep 1943==
 
==Wood Monkey 1944==
 
==Wood Monkey 1944==
==Wood Bird 1945 (52)==
+
==Wood Bird 1945 (53)==
*gives the empowerments and transmissions of the ''[[Treasury of Precious Termas]]'' to about a hundred students in Dzongsar. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Shechen Rabjam, Katok Situ, Pewar Rinpoche, and other important tulkus were present.<ref>According to [[Pewar Rinpoche]]. Further reading: ''Brilliant Moon'', pages 277-278.</ref>
+
*21st day of the first month: performs a [[drupchen]] for Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo's anniversary, and later proceeds with the transmissions of the ''[[Treasury of Precious Termas]]''.
 +
*Gives the empowerments and transmissions of the ''[[Treasury of Precious Termas]]'' to about a hundred students in Dzongsar. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Shechen Rabjam, Katok Situ, Pewar Rinpoche, and other important tulkus were present.<ref>Further reading: Dilgo Khyentse, ''Brilliant Moon'', pages 108-120 & 277-278.</ref>
  
==Fire Dog 1946 (53)==
+
==Fire Dog 1946 (54)==
*gives the ''[[Treasury of Precious Instructions]]'' in Dzongsar. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Shechen Gyaltsap's reincarnation and Pewar Rinpoche were present.<ref>According to [[Pewar Rinpoche]]. Further reading: ''Brilliant Moon'', page 278.</ref>
+
*Gives the ''[[Treasury of Precious Instructions]]'' in Dzongsar. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Shechen Gyaltsap's reincarnation and Pewar Rinpoche were present.<ref>According to [[Pewar Rinpoche]]. Further reading: ''Brilliant Moon'', page 278.</ref>
  
==Fire Pig 1947 (54)==
+
==Fire Pig 1947 (55)==
  
==Earth Mouse 1948 (aged 55)==
+
==Earth Mouse 1948 (aged 56)==
 
*Suffers serious illness and fulfills the prophecy of taking a sangyum to prolong his life. He marries [[Khandro Tsering Chödrön]] (b.1929) of the [[Lakar family]]. [check if 1948 or 1949]
 
*Suffers serious illness and fulfills the prophecy of taking a sangyum to prolong his life. He marries [[Khandro Tsering Chödrön]] (b.1929) of the [[Lakar family]]. [check if 1948 or 1949]
  
==Earth Ox 1949 (aged 56)==
+
==Earth Ox 1949 (aged 57)==
 +
*9th Month [[Dhongthog Rinpoche]] meets [[Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö]] at [[Dzongsar]] and begins his studies at [[Dzongsar Shedra]]
  
==Iron Tiger 1950 (aged 57)==
+
==Iron Tiger 1950 (aged 58)==
 
*[[Sogyal Rinpoche]] goes to live with JKCL at Dzongsar, where he treats him as his own son. JKCL recognizes him as the incarnation of [[Tertön Sogyal]].
 
*[[Sogyal Rinpoche]] goes to live with JKCL at Dzongsar, where he treats him as his own son. JKCL recognizes him as the incarnation of [[Tertön Sogyal]].
  
==Iron Hare 1951 (aged 58)==
+
==Iron Hare 1951 (aged 59)==
*Gives ''[[Lamdré Lopshé]]'' to [[shedra]] students and others in the tsuklakhang at Dzongsar.
+
*Spring: [[Dezhung Rinpoche]] arrives at Dzongsar
 +
*Gives ''[[Lamdré Lopshé]]'' to 500 [[shedra]] students and others in the tsuklakhang at Dzongsar
 +
*According to a five year cycle all positions at Kham-je Shedra are re-allocated: To celebrate the inauguration of the 8th Khenpo at Dzongsar Shedra Me nyag dPal Lha sgang dgon gyi mkhas dbang Dam chos (1908?-1960s?) teachings on Gang blo ma, Byams chos 'byed rnam gnyis and Tshad ma rigs gter are given [by JKCL?]
  
==Water Dragon 1952 (aged 59)==
+
==Water Dragon 1952 (aged 60)==
  
==Water Snake 1953 (aged 60)==
+
==Water Snake 1953 (aged 61)==
  
==Wood Horse 1954 (aged 61)==
+
==Wood Horse 1954 (aged 62)==
*Spring of 1954: gives the ''[[Compendium of Sadhanas]]'' to more than 70 students in the empowerment room of [[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]], [[The Joyful Grove of Immortal Accomplishment]]. In the assembly hall of Dzongsar he gave the ''Collection of a Hundred Sadhanas'' (Wyl. ''sgrub thabs brgya rtsa'') to more than 400 people.
+
*Spring of 1954: gives the ''[[Compendium of Sadhanas]]'' to more than 70 students in the empowerment room of [[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]], The [[Garden of Immortality]]. In the assembly hall of Dzongsar he gave the ''Collection of a Hundred Sadhanas'' (Wyl. ''sgrub thabs brgya rtsa'') to more than 400 people.
 
*In the summer of the same year, the Sakya Dagchen of the [[Phuntsok Podrang]] comes to Dzongsar to receive ''[[Lamdré]]'' and ''Compendium of Sadhanas'' from Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö. He also gives a major [[Hevajra]] empowerment and many other special Sakya teachings. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Pewar Rinpoche are present.
 
*In the summer of the same year, the Sakya Dagchen of the [[Phuntsok Podrang]] comes to Dzongsar to receive ''[[Lamdré]]'' and ''Compendium of Sadhanas'' from Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö. He also gives a major [[Hevajra]] empowerment and many other special Sakya teachings. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Pewar Rinpoche are present.
  
==Wood Sheep 1955 (aged 62)==
+
==Wood Sheep 1955 (aged 63)==
*Leaves secretly to go on pilgrimage to Central Tibet and meets with [[His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama]] in Lhasa and the [[Sixteenth Karmapa]] in [[Tsurphu]].
+
[[Image:JKCLWiki.jpg|thumb|180px|'''Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö at [[Samdrup Podrang]] in Lhasa, 1955.''']]
 +
*4th month: composes [[Nyingtik Saldrön]] [[guru yoga]] at the request of [[Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche]] and Princess Yudrön.
 +
*9th month: leaves secretly for a pilgrimage to Central Tibet
 +
*Stays in [[Lhasa]]
 +
*Meets with [[His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama]]
 
*Visits [[Reting]]
 
*Visits [[Reting]]
*4th month: composes [[Nyingtik Saldrön]] [[guru yoga]] at request of [[Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche]] and Princess Yudrön.
+
*Meets with [[Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche]], who facilitates his visit to [[Tsurphu]].
 +
*12th month: stays in [[Tsurphu]] (arrival on the 23rd) and meets with the [[Sixteenth Karmapa]], the Dzogchen Pönlop, [[Jikdral Tsewang Dorje]], and Tsurphu Khandro. Receives the transmissions for the sections of the ''New Treasures'' composed by the Fifteenth Karmapa, Khakhyap Dorje, which he had not yet received, and an empowerment of the red form of [[Avalokiteshvara]] known as ''Ocean of Conquerors'' and the ''rigpé tsal wang'' connected with it.<ref>According to [[Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche]].</ref>
  
==Fire Monkey 1956 (aged 63)==
+
==Fire Monkey 1956 (aged 64)==
*1st month: [[Tsurphu]]
+
*Celebrates [[Losar]] at Tsurphu. Stays until the 8th of the first Tibetan month.<ref>According to Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.</ref>
 
*2nd month: [[Mindroling]]
 
*2nd month: [[Mindroling]]
 
*3rd month: [[Samye Chimpu]]
 
*3rd month: [[Samye Chimpu]]
Line 92: Line 121:
 
*12th month: Nepal
 
*12th month: Nepal
  
==Fire Bird 1957 (aged 64)==
+
==Fire Bird 1957 (aged 65)==
*Sikkim (arrives at night in Gangtok from North Sikkim, according to Semo-la)
+
*Sikkim (arrives at night in Gangtok from North Sikkim, according to Semo-la).
*Celebrates Losar with HH Sakya Trizin's party on their way back from India to Sakya
+
*Celebrates [[Losar]] with H.H. [[Sakya Trizin]]'s party on their way back from India to Sakya.
*In the Month of Miracles in the [[Palace Monastery]] in Gangtok, gives empowerments of [[Lama Yangtik]], [[Rigdzin Düpa]], [[Palchen Düpa]] and [[Yumka Dechen Gyalmo]], and teaches on the [[Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro]].  
+
*In the Month of Miracles, in the [[Palace Monastery]] in Gangtok, gives empowerments of [[Lama Yangtik]], [[Rigdzin Düpa]], [[Palchen Düpa]] and [[Yumka Dechen Gyalmo]], and teaches on the [[Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro]].  
 
*10th month [[Tso Pema]]
 
*10th month [[Tso Pema]]
 
*11th month  
 
*11th month  
 
*12th month  
 
*12th month  
 
 
*Went to [[Tashiding]] during Fire Bird
 
*Went to [[Tashiding]] during Fire Bird
  
==Earth Dog 1958 (aged 65)==
+
==Earth Dog 1958 (aged 66)==
 
*Sikkim
 
*Sikkim
 
*4th-7th month Darjeeling
 
*4th-7th month Darjeeling
*Teaches the Kunzang Lama'i Shelung at the Buthanese Monastery in Kalimpong for seven days - without ever looking at the text (SR 19970726)
+
*Teaches the ''[[Kunzang Lama’i Shyalung]]'' in Darjeeling for seven days—without ever looking at the text (SR 19970726)
 
*July and August 1958: [[Dhongthog Rinpoche]] visits JKCL in Darjeeling. From the 19th to the 23rd of the 6th Tibetan month, he received teachings on the mantrayana vows chapter of the ''Dom Sum Rabyé'', and on the 25th he received a [[lung]] for the pratimoksha chapter, and for the [[Chanting the Names of Manjushri]]. He requested a heart advice, and JKCL composed ''The Beautiful Precious Garland: Words of Advice for Self and Others''.
 
*July and August 1958: [[Dhongthog Rinpoche]] visits JKCL in Darjeeling. From the 19th to the 23rd of the 6th Tibetan month, he received teachings on the mantrayana vows chapter of the ''Dom Sum Rabyé'', and on the 25th he received a [[lung]] for the pratimoksha chapter, and for the [[Chanting the Names of Manjushri]]. He requested a heart advice, and JKCL composed ''The Beautiful Precious Garland: Words of Advice for Self and Others''.
  
==Earth Pig 1959 (aged 66)==
+
==Earth Pig 1959 (aged 67)==
 +
[[Image:JKCL 24 circa 1959.jpg|thumb|180px|Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö in Gangtok, circa 1959.]]
 
*Sikkim
 
*Sikkim
 
*[[Parinirvana]] on 6th day of the 5th month, the 12th June 1959.<ref>According to both Phugpa and Tsurphu Tibetan calendars. Information from www.kalachakra.org [http://www.kalacakra.org/calendar/tibcal.htm].</ref>
 
*[[Parinirvana]] on 6th day of the 5th month, the 12th June 1959.<ref>According to both Phugpa and Tsurphu Tibetan calendars. Information from www.kalachakra.org [http://www.kalacakra.org/calendar/tibcal.htm].</ref>

Latest revision as of 16:33, 5 January 2018

Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Timeline
Note: many of the dates and references provided here still need to be verified

Water Dragon 1892

Water Snake 1893 (birth, aged 1[1])

Earth Pig 1899 (aged 7)

Iron Mouse 1900 (aged 8)

Iron Ox 1901 (aged 9)

  • Enthroned at Katok Monastery. He is known as Tulku Lodrö and Jamyang Lodrö Gyatso.

1905 (aged 13)

  • Caring for his ailing tutor Khenpo Thubten Rigdzin, also the former tutor of Kathok Situ Rinpoche.

Fire Horse 1906 (aged 14)

  • Towards the end of the year: death of his tutor.
  • Gathering funds for the Katok Monastery in Horkhok and Dzachukha.
  • Meets the King of Ling; gives an elaborate commentary on the Gang Gi Lodrö.
  • Meets Adzom Drukpa at Adzom Gar near Tromuk. Adzom Drukpa recognizes him as the true incarnation of Khyentse Wangpo.

Earth Bird 1909 (aged 17)

Metal Dog 1910 (aged 18)

1911 (aged 19)

Water Mouse 1912 (aged 20)

  • receives the Druptap Küntü and other transmissions from Khenpo Samten Lodrö.
  • passing away of his father.

Water Ox 1913 (aged 21)

  • receives many transmissions from Thartsé Shabdrung Champa Kunzang Tenpé Nyima.
  • Establishes Kham-jé Shedra at Dzongsar Monastery with Khenpo Shenga as the first head khenpo.

Earth Sheep 1919 (aged 27)

Iron Monkey 1920 (aged 28)

Iron Bird 1921 (aged 29)

Wood Ox 1925 (aged 33)

Fire Ox 1937 (aged 45)

Water Horse 1942

Water Sheep 1943

Wood Monkey 1944

Wood Bird 1945 (53)

  • 21st day of the first month: performs a drupchen for Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo's anniversary, and later proceeds with the transmissions of the Treasury of Precious Termas.
  • Gives the empowerments and transmissions of the Treasury of Precious Termas to about a hundred students in Dzongsar. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Shechen Rabjam, Katok Situ, Pewar Rinpoche, and other important tulkus were present.[5]

Fire Dog 1946 (54)

Fire Pig 1947 (55)

Earth Mouse 1948 (aged 56)

Earth Ox 1949 (aged 57)

Iron Tiger 1950 (aged 58)

  • Sogyal Rinpoche goes to live with JKCL at Dzongsar, where he treats him as his own son. JKCL recognizes him as the incarnation of Tertön Sogyal.

Iron Hare 1951 (aged 59)

  • Spring: Dezhung Rinpoche arrives at Dzongsar
  • Gives Lamdré Lopshé to 500 shedra students and others in the tsuklakhang at Dzongsar
  • According to a five year cycle all positions at Kham-je Shedra are re-allocated: To celebrate the inauguration of the 8th Khenpo at Dzongsar Shedra Me nyag dPal Lha sgang dgon gyi mkhas dbang Dam chos (1908?-1960s?) teachings on Gang blo ma, Byams chos 'byed rnam gnyis and Tshad ma rigs gter are given [by JKCL?]

Water Dragon 1952 (aged 60)

Water Snake 1953 (aged 61)

Wood Horse 1954 (aged 62)

  • Spring of 1954: gives the Compendium of Sadhanas to more than 70 students in the empowerment room of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, The Garden of Immortality. In the assembly hall of Dzongsar he gave the Collection of a Hundred Sadhanas (Wyl. sgrub thabs brgya rtsa) to more than 400 people.
  • In the summer of the same year, the Sakya Dagchen of the Phuntsok Podrang comes to Dzongsar to receive Lamdré and Compendium of Sadhanas from Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö. He also gives a major Hevajra empowerment and many other special Sakya teachings. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Pewar Rinpoche are present.

Wood Sheep 1955 (aged 63)

Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö at Samdrup Podrang in Lhasa, 1955.

Fire Monkey 1956 (aged 64)

Fire Bird 1957 (aged 65)

Earth Dog 1958 (aged 66)

  • Sikkim
  • 4th-7th month Darjeeling
  • Teaches the Kunzang Lama’i Shyalung in Darjeeling for seven days—without ever looking at the text (SR 19970726)
  • July and August 1958: Dhongthog Rinpoche visits JKCL in Darjeeling. From the 19th to the 23rd of the 6th Tibetan month, he received teachings on the mantrayana vows chapter of the Dom Sum Rabyé, and on the 25th he received a lung for the pratimoksha chapter, and for the Chanting the Names of Manjushri. He requested a heart advice, and JKCL composed The Beautiful Precious Garland: Words of Advice for Self and Others.

Earth Pig 1959 (aged 67)

Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö in Gangtok, circa 1959.
  • Sikkim
  • Parinirvana on 6th day of the 5th month, the 12th June 1959.[9]
  • cremation at Tashi Jong, Sikkim. Ceremonies are led by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Notes

  1. According to Tibetan custom, during the first months of a person's life, that person is considered to be one year old, until the next Tibetan New Year (Losar), when they turn two. This timeline reflects this Tibetan custom.
  2. See Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, p. 245.
  3. There is still some uncertainty concerning the year of this first pilgrimage.
  4. There is still some uncertainty concerning the year of this first pilgrimage.
  5. Further reading: Dilgo Khyentse, Brilliant Moon, pages 108-120 & 277-278.
  6. According to Pewar Rinpoche. Further reading: Brilliant Moon, page 278.
  7. According to Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
  8. According to Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
  9. According to both Phugpa and Tsurphu Tibetan calendars. Information from www.kalachakra.org [1].