Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–1991) was a highly accomplished meditation master, scholar, and poet, and a principal holder of the Nyingma lineage. His extraordinary depth of realization enabled him to be, for all who met him, a foundation of loving-kindness, wisdom, and compassion. A dedicated exponent of the nonsectarian Rime movement, Khyentse Rinpoche was respected by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and taught many eminent teachers, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He tirelessly worked 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.

Books I Recommend

Zurchungpa’s Testament
An exquisite Book, and my favorite. 5 Stars in Profound Wisdom

The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones

The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel

The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones

“For a Bodhisattva who has realized the dreamlike nature of speech, criticism and abuse can only enhance his meditation practice. It does not matter whether he encounters good or bad circumstances, as both help to increase his merit and wisdom. He is never swept away by worries and desires because his mind remains undisturbed in the perfect view. Having let go of all worldly values, he obtains the esteem of others without seeking it. As for us, even if we were to single-mindedly put everything we have into achieving fame throughout the world, there would always be someone to denigrate us. And even were we to succeed, whatever fame we might achieve, whether for our courage, physical beauty, or power, would only be temporary. So when you are complimented, think that it is solely because you have done what the Dharma teaches. When you are criticized, let it remind you to increase your compassion for others and to renounce your samsaric ways.”

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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