Friday 12 June 2009, according to the western calendar, marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist masters of the 20th century, Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö was born in 1893 in Kham, eastern Tibet and passed away in Gangtok, Sikkim in 1959 after having fled Tibet three years earlier.
He was recognized as an incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo the Great and became renowned as a great Rimé, or non-sectarian, master, having studied with over fifty masters from all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He was also teacher to some of the most important masters who brought Buddhism to the West, including Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, His Holiness Sakya Trizin and, of course, Sogyal Rinpoche, who he treated like his own son.
According to the Tibetan calendar, his passing is also remembered on the 28th June 2009.
A Tribute to Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
To view a slideshow of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, click here.
For more information about Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, go to www.rememberingthemasters.org.