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'''Khetsun Zangpo Rinpoche''' was born in Central Tibet in 1921 from a patrilineal descent of [[ngakpa]]s. He studied the [[sutra]]s and [[tantra]]s from 1937 to 1949. After which and until 1955 he mainly practised in closed retreat. In 1959 he fled Tibet for India where he first spent two years on retreat. Then he went to Japan to teach for 10 years at the request of Kyabjé [[Dudjom Rinpoche]]. Back in India he became in charge of the [[Library of Tibetan Works and Archives]] in [[Dharamsala]]. He is the author of many volumes of teachings including the outstanding ''Biographical Dictionary of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism'' in 12 vol.
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'''Khetsun Zangpo Rinpoche''' ([[Wyl.]] ''mkhas btsun bzang po rin po che'')was born in Central Tibet in 1921 from a patrilineal descent of [[ngakpa]]s. He studied the [[sutra]]s and [[tantra]]s from 1937 to 1949. After which and until 1955 he mainly practised in closed retreat. In 1959 he fled Tibet for India where he first spent two years on retreat. Then he went to Japan to teach for 10 years at the request of Kyabjé [[Dudjom Rinpoche]]. Back in India he became in charge of the [[Library of Tibetan Works and Archives]] in [[Dharamsala]]. He is the author of many volumes of teachings including the outstanding ''Biographical Dictionary of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism'' in 12 vol.
 
Rinpoche now lives at his monastery in Sundarijal in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, which he established at the request of Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoché.  
 
Rinpoche now lives at his monastery in Sundarijal in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, which he established at the request of Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoché.  
  

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Khetsun Zangpo Rinpoche

Khetsun Zangpo Rinpoche (Wyl. mkhas btsun bzang po rin po che)was born in Central Tibet in 1921 from a patrilineal descent of ngakpas. He studied the sutras and tantras from 1937 to 1949. After which and until 1955 he mainly practised in closed retreat. In 1959 he fled Tibet for India where he first spent two years on retreat. Then he went to Japan to teach for 10 years at the request of Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche. Back in India he became in charge of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala. He is the author of many volumes of teachings including the outstanding Biographical Dictionary of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism in 12 vol. Rinpoche now lives at his monastery in Sundarijal in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, which he established at the request of Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoché.

He attended the historic gathering at Prapoutel in 1990.

Literary Works

In Tibetan

  • The Biographical Dictionary of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism in 12 vol.
  • An extra 13th vol. based on Dunhuang caves discovery called An early history of Tibet edited from the findings unearthed at the Dunhuang caves
  • An autobiography
  • Proverbs and Poems

In English

  • Tantric Practice in Nyingma translated by J. Hopkins, Snow Lion, 1982,1996 (on the Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro)
  • Fundamental Mind by Mipam Rinpoche with practical commentary by Khetsun Sangpo Rinpochay, Translated by J. Hopkins, Snow Lion, 2006.