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Nyoshul Khenpo

Nyoshul Khenpo

Nyoshul Khenpo Jamyang Dorje (1932–1999) was one of the lineage holders in the Dzogchen tradition known as Longchen Nyingthig, the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse, which descends from Longchen Rabjam and Jigme Lingpa. Born in Derge, East Tibet, he escaped to India in 1959. He trained many of the current generation of Dzogchen teachers, including Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Sogyal Rinpoche, and others.

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Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche was one of the closest disciples of Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche. He first visited France in 1980, after which he lived for some years at La Sonnerie and gave teachings in the early three retreats at Chanteloube and elsewhere.

He was one of the most eminent Tibetan meditation masters, and is remembered for his brilliant teaching style. He was learned in all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and was renowned throughout the Tibetan world. Known as one of the principal lineage holders of the nonsectarian practice lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, he specialized in Longchenpa's Dzogchen Nyinthig teachings.

In later years, Rinpoche spent the most of his time in Bhutan where he had many disciples. Offering countless teachings, Rinpoche co-authored Natural Great Perfection.

Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche passed away in August of 1999 at Antamnies, Dordogne, where he had been staying for several months following medical treatment in France.

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