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Celebrating Dilgo Khyentse II

June 14, 2010

In 1959 while I was trying to decide whether to try to leave Tibet, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche sent me a message, saying: "You must not depend too much on others. If all acts are performed according to the dharma, they cannot fail. Gyalwa Karmapa (the head of the lineage that Chögyam Trungpa belonged to), Jamgon Kongtrul (his root teacher), and I have been looking for somewhere on the borders of Tibet and India to establish a community, but so far we have been unsuccessful. Indeed, until there is freedom from the bondage of egotism, there can be no permanent refuge and no abiding place in the world.

Condensed and Edited from "Into Hiding," in Born in Tibet, in The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume One, page 148.

This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest 20th Century teachers of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991). The Collected Works of Dilgo Khyentse, Volumes 1–3, has just been published by Shambhala Publications to celebrate this event, as well as to commemorate the visit of Rinpoche's reincarnation to the West this summer.

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