Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche 1996 Usa Visit

The following article is from the Summer, 1996 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche will be in America to attend the anniversary ceremonies for Khyentse Rinpoche in Boulder, Colorado. He will also teach in New York City, Saute Fe, Kansas City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco in September and October.

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Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche is the grandson and spiritual heir of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist masters of this century. Born in 1966, Rabjam Rinpoche began receiving teachings at the age of three on his revered grandfather's lap and today holds this unbroken lineage. He was raised and trained by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and traveled throughout the world with him.

Since his grandfather's passing in 1991, Rabjam Rinpoche has taken over the responsibilities of transmitting Khyentse Rinpoche's teachings.

Rinpoche is the seventh in the line of the Rabjam succession. The second Rabjam Rinpoche founded Shechen Monastery in Kham, Tibet. Many great masters trained at Shechen Monastery including Shechen Kongtrul, Shechen Gyaltsab, Khenpo Gangshar (Trungpa Rinpoche's tutor), and the great sage Mipham Rinpoche. The monastery was completely destroyed during the Cultural Revolution and is being rebuilt with the support of Rabjam Rinpoche.

In the early 1980s Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche built Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery a few hundred yards from the great Stupa of Baudhanath in Nepal and established Rabjam Rinpoche as its abbot. Today, under Rabjam Rinpoche's auspices, over 170 monksmany of whom are refugees ranging in age from five to eightystudy and practice there.

During this teaching tour, Rinpoche will be giving the transmissions from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's own terma.

In October, Aperture will publish Journey to Enlightenment: The Life arid World of Khyentse Rinpoche, a book of 130 color photos by Matthieu Ricard (see catalog section for complete description). Matthieu Ricard will be accompanying Rinpoche on his tour and presenting slide shows from the book.

For further information, write: Shechen Foundation, 36 W 20th St., 2nd floor, New York, NY 10011; fax: 718-846-3751; e-mail: shechen@ sprynet.com. ä_æ

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