Dudjom Lingpa (1835-1904) was a Tibetan meditation master, visionary, tertön of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and a Dzogchen master of principal importance (particularly in the area of “refining perception”) at his time. He receive direct transmissions (nye brgyud) … Continue reading
His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Jikdral Yeshe Dorje, was one of the most outstanding yogins, scholars and meditation masters of recent times, who inspired not only awe in those who met him, but also devotion and deep affection. After the flight of the Tibetans into exile, it was Dudjom Rinpoche who was the first master to be accorded the title of Supreme Head of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, the ‘oldest’ school introduced into Tibet in the 8th century by Guru Padmasambhava. Continue reading
Keith Dowman is a translator and teacher of Dzogchen. He learned with the great Dzogchen teachers Dudjom Rinpoche and Kanjur Rinpoche and lived for more than 30 years in Benares (Varanasi/Indien) and in Kathmandu (Nepal). Some of his translations are Sky Dancer, Longchenpas Natural Perfection and Spaciousness just to name a few.
In German we re-published so far his Dzogchen anthology The Flight of Garuda, as “Der Flug des Garuda”. Continue reading
H.H Khordong Terchen Tulku Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche was one of the highest Nyingmapa Lamas of his time. He was born in 1922 in the Kham Region of Tibet. When he was 4 years old, several highstanding Lamas, among them H.H. The 13th Dalai Lama, H.H. Minling Trichin and H.H. The Sakya Trichin confirmed that Chhimed Rigdzin is the 4th incarnation of the great Tertön Nudan Dorje Drophan Lingpa. The lineage of Nudan Dorje begins with Shariputra, one of the main disciples of Lord Buddha, and went on to Humkara, the pupil of Garab Dorje, and Khyechung Lotsawa, one of Padmasambhava‘s 25 main disciples. … Continue reading
Tulku Thondup Rinpoche was born in Golok, Eastern Tibet. At the age of five, every aspect of his life changed suddenly and dramatically. He was recognized as the reincarnation of Khenpo Konchog Dronme (Khenpo Kome), a celebrated scholar and adept … Continue reading
In his early twenties, Rig-‘dzin rdo-rje (Martin Boord) studied with Lama Khamtrul Yeshe Dorje, Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche and Dudjom Rinpoche. Later, at the University of London he received a doctorate for his thesis “The Cult Of The Deity Vajrakila” and then went on to teach at the University of Oxford for some years. Currently he lives in quiet seclusion in the Cotswolds, devoting himself to the study of the Northern Treasures. His book “A Bolt of Lightning from the Blue” became the standard reference for the meditation deity Vajrakila. Continue reading