The life and times of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro
“Dilgo Khyentse’s text is about one great master’s role, first as a student and then as a teacher, transcending sectarian prejudice and viewing all Buddhist traditions-and all phenomena-with the utmost purity of perception. At the same time, and more subtly, it is a guide for whoever wishes to follow his example.
“Our ability to understand and appreciate the biography and its central message is greatly enhanced by Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche’s wonderful histories, drawn from the rich oral tradition to which he is heir. Told with customary frankness, humor, and relish, these fascinating and colorful vignettes bring to life many of the less familiar characters in Dilgo Khyentse’s biography and help explain much that would otherwise remain unclear. . . . It is to be hoped that as a result, many more people will be touched by the exemplary life of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö-a truly nonsectarian master who not only lived up to but enhanced Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s reputation and, in so doing, helped to shape Tibetan Buddhism as we know it today.”
– from the foreword by Adam Pearcey
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche