by Yishey Doma
World renowned Buddhist teacher and author of the spiritual classic ‘The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying’
Teachings in Sikkim
Thursday May 20, 2010, 4:30 pm at Chintan Bhawan
Open to all
The Heart Essence of the Buddha’s Wisdom and its
Practical Application for transforming our Daily Lives
SOGYAL RINPOCHE BIOGRAPHY
Born in Kham in Eastern Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche was recognized as the reincarnation of Lerab Lingpa Terton Sogyal, a teacher to the thirteenth Dalai Lama, by the great Dorje Chang Jamyang Khyentse Lodro, one of the most outstanding spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Jamyang Khyentse supervised Rinpoche’s training and raised him like his own son.
Rinpoche continued to study with many masters, of all schools, especially Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He served as a translator and aide to Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche for many years and then began teaching under his guidance.
Rinpoche is also the author of the highly acclaimed and ground breaking book ‘The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying’. Over two million copies of this spiritual classic have been printed in 30 languages and 56 countries. In the East, ‘The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying’ has been received with tremendous impact and enthusiasm by English speakers in the Himalayan regions, such as Bhutan, as well as in Taiwan and mainland China.
In addition, Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Rigpa, an international network of 130 Buddhist centres and groups in 41 countries around the world. He has been teaching for over 30 years and continues to travel widely in Europe, America, Australia and Asia, addressing thousands of people on his retreats and teaching tours.