Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Timeline

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Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Timeline

Water Dragon 1892

Water Snake 1893 (birth)

1909 (aged 15)

  • Dzongsar Monastery requests Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö to assume the seat of Khyentse Wangpo at Dzongsar Tashi Lhatse

1918 (aged 26)

  • Establishes Kham-je Shedra at Dzongsar Monastery with Khenpo Shenga as the first khenpo

1920 (aged 28)

  • Visits Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpei Nyima and Tertön Sogyal in Golok to receive transmissions and teachings

1921 (aged 29)

  • First pilgrimage to Central Tibet, visiting Sakya Ngor, Lhasa and Mindroling

Wood Ox 1925 (aged 33)

Water Horse 1942

Water Sheep 1943

Wood Monkey 1944

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.[1]

Fire Dog 1946 (54)

Fire Pig 1947 (55)

Earth Mouse 1948 (aged 56)

Earth Ox 1949 (aged 57)

Iron Tiger 1950 (aged 58)

Iron Hare 1951 (aged 59)

  • Gives Lamdré Lopshé to shedra students and others in the tsuklakhang at Dzongsar.

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 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.
  • In the summer of the same year, the Sakya Dagchen of the Phuntsok Podrang came to Dzongsar to receive Lamdré and Compendium of Sadhanas from Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö. He also gave a major Hevajra empowerment and many other special Sakya teachings. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Pewar Rinpoche were present.

Wood Sheep 1955 (aged 63)

Fire Monkey 1956 (aged 64)

Fire Bird 1957 (aged 65)

Earth Dog 1958 (aged 66)

  • Sikkim
  • 4th-7th month Darjeeling
  • 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)

  • Sikkim
  • Parinirvana on 6th day of the 5th month, the 12th June 1959.[3]


  1. According to Pewar Rinpoche. Further reading: Brilliant Moon, pages 277-278.
  2. According to Pewar Rinpoche. Further reading: Brilliant Moon, page 278.
  3. According to both Phugpa and Tsurphu Tibetan calendars. Information from www.kalachakra.org [1].