Brilliant Moon - The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse by Dilgo Khyentse, Dalai Lama, Sogyal Rinpoche, Dzongsar

By Dilgo Khyentse, Dalai Lama, Sogyal Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse, Ani Jinba Palmo

Via vigorous anecdotes and tales this hugely respected Buddhist meditation grasp and student tells approximately his lifetime of learn, retreat, and instructing. The formative occasions of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s lifestyles, and people insights and reviews that prompted him to mature into the nice and cozy, wonderful, and hugely discovered meditation grasp and instructor he used to be, are deeply inspiring. the second one 1/2 the publication contains memories by way of his spouse; his grandson, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche; Tenga Rinpoche; the Queen mom of Bhutan; and lots of favourite lecturers.

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He taught the emptiness aspect of the view through the example of the sky, the luminOSity aspect with the examples of the sun and moon, and the aspect of pervasive­ ness throughout samsara and nirvana by the example of the sun's rays and beams of moonlight:' Just as the Buddha could only describe the absolute by using metaphors, so we too can only portray Khyentse Rinpoche's profound xxxviii S OGYAL R I NPOCHE simplicity and wisdom by likening him to the sky, the sun, the moon, or an ocean or a mountain.

Imagine that you were actually meeting him, because as the Buddha said, "For all who think of him with faith, the Buddha is there in front of them and will give them empow­ erment and blessing:' Fill your heart with his presence, and let his blessings pervade your mind. May 2007 Lerabling, France • • Foreword by Shechen Rabjam Rinp oche FIRST PERCEPTION l\. JfY of Khyentse Rinpoche was that of a wonder1 V ifully lOving grandfather. In fact he was like my true father and mother in one person. As I grew up, my perception gradually transformed into deep respect and confidence and finally into unchanging faith.

In the autobiography, Khyentse Rinpoche often calls his various teachers Jamgon, which means "kind protector:' He also calls the same teachers by dif­ ferent names, for instance Dzongsar Khyentse Ch6kyi Lodro is sometimes called Dharmamati, sometimes Lama Rinpoche, sometimes Pema Yeshe Dorje, and so forth, while Khenpo Shenga and other khenpos are often called TRAN S LATOR ' S PREFACE xlviii Khen Rinpoche. To avoid confusion for the reader, I have tried to use one consistent name for each teacher, and when a teacher is sometimes referred to with five different names following one another, I have abbreviated them to two or three, putting the remaining names in the endnotes.

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