Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Dilgo Khyentse (Rinpoche) (1910–1991) was one of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist luminaries of the twentieth century. He was a highly accomplished meditation master, scholar, and poet, and a principal holder of the Nyingma lineage. Dilgo Khyentse was respected by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and was widely regarded as one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of his time. He taught many eminent teachers, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Dilgo Khyentse worked tirelessly to uphold the Dharma through the publication of texts, the building of monasteries and stupas, and by offering instruction to thousands of people throughout the world. His writings in Tibetan fill twenty-five volumes.