Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on Chogyam Trungpa


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The Treasury of Pith Instructions or Dam Ngak Dzö is one of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye’s famous Five Treasuries. This Treasury is in 18 volumes and is the basis for preserving and conferring the essential instructions for the eight practice lineages (sometimes referred to as the eight chariots) which transmitted the Dharma from India to Tibet.

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche conferred the empowerments, reading transmissions and instructions for the Dam Ngak Dzö at Dzongsar Institute in Chauntra, Himachal Pradesh, India over a nine week period ending on January 21, 2013.

During the Kagyu section of the empowerment cycle, Rinpoche asked Joanne Fordham to make a presentation about Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to a gathering of about 100 people. Here are Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s opening comments about Trungpa Rinpoche before the presentation. The presentation itself was not recorded (thank god, says JF).

Please note that when Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche refers to “…the guy who is sitting there”, he is talking about Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, the current incarnation of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and the principal recipient of this cycle of empowerments.

Please follow this link to learn more about this transmission of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye’s Treasury of Pith Instructions


Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Born in Bhutan in 1961, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, was recognized by H.H. Sakya Trizin as the third incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, the founder of the Khyentse lineage, and the immediate incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö. He received empowerments and teachings from the greatest lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa and his own grandfathers, Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche and Lama Sönam Zangpo, but his main master was Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. The Khyentse tradition being non sectarian (Rimé), he received teachings from masters of the the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He later attended London's School of Oriental and African Studies. Working tirelessly for the preservation of the Buddhist teachings, he has created centres of learning in Bhutan, India, the Far East as well as in Europe, Australia and North America, while supervising his traditional seat, Dzongsar Monastery, in Eastern Tibet. [From]