By David P. Jackson, His Eminence Jigdral Dagchen Sakya
In 1960, the Tibetan lama Dezhung Rinpoche (1906-87) arrived in Seattle after being pressured into exile from his homeland through the Communist chinese language. Already a respected grasp of the lessons of all Tibetan Buddhist colleges, he may ultimately develop into a instructor of a few of Western Buddhism's so much amazing students. This inspiring and not likely biography of a latest Buddha is totally annotated, and comprises photos.
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69 When Garon Lekpa Rinpoche first came out of his long retreat and returned to Tharlam monastery, he knew of the young Dezhung Rinpoche's having been with Uncle Ngawang Nyima five years in retreat and of his promising intelligence. " "Yes," replied Ngawang Nyima. " Uncle Ngawang Nyima asked. Lekpa Rinpoche explained that Loter Wangpo had the blocks carved at Derge and that a few volumes had already reached those parts. Thereafter Uncle Ngawang Nyima, by sending messages, was able to borrow some of these works from the hermitage of Nyiga Rinpoche, who had one or two volumes of the Path with Its Frt~:it instructions.
Dezhung Rinpoche at Karma Thubten Choling. Wappingers Falls, New York, August 1984. Photo courtesy of Nina Shoumatoff. 444 125. Dezhung Rinpoche with Lama Norlha. Photo courtesy of website. 445 126. Kunzang Nyima as dashing monk attendant. Cambridge center, 1984. 448 127. Dezhung Rinpoche with students at Cambridge center, 1984. 449 128. Dezhung Rinpoche dictating the life ofNgawang Lekpa to Dhongthog Rinpoche, Seattle, 1985. Photo courtesy of Dhongthog Rinpoche. 458 129. "What is holding you back is that you believe in all this ....
Becween the three of them they didn't have enough money to buy a single drink. " The cousins' delight knew no bounds. They forced a bowl of barley beer on Dezhung Rinpoche, who did not like the taste. They chided him, saying, "You weakling! " Finally he began to sip from his cup. Two or three hours later, after he had drunk quite a bit, he began to lurch and swagger around, and totally forgetting himself, he started to throw things about the room. q calmly and did not interfere, saying, "He's a lama.
A Saint in Seattle: The Life of the Tibetan Mystic Dezhung Rinpoche by David P. Jackson, His Eminence Jigdral Dagchen Sakya