Nyala Changchub Dorje

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Nyala Changchub Dorje (Wyl. nyag bla byang chub rdo rje) (1826?-1961/1978?) was Dzogchen master renowned as the teacher of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. He was born in the Nyarong region of Kham and studied with Adzom Drukpa, Nyala Pema Düddul, his student Nyala Rangrik Dorje and the Bön master Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen (1859-1935).

Nyala Rinpoche led a community of Dzogchen practitioners in Nyalagar (also known as Khamdogar) in the Dedrol area of Kham. He attained the rainbow body.

Further Reading

  • Namkhai Norbu, Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State, 1996
  • Namkhai Norbu, The Crystal and the Way of Light: Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2000)

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