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Jigme Tenpe Nyima

རྡོ་གྲུབ་ཆེན་འཇིགས་མེད་བསྟན་པའི་ཉི་མ།


Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima
The 3rd Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima

Small Biography

The Third Dodrupchen Rinpoche Jigme Tenpe Nyima (1865-1926),, born in Golok, as the son of Dudjom Lingpa, he had seven younger brothers, all of whom were famous tulkus; received teachings from Patrul, Khyentse Wangpo, Kongtrul, Mipham and Terton Sogyal. An important master in the Longchen Nyingthig


Jikmé Tenpé Nyima was born in East Tibet as the son of Dudjom Lingpa. He was recognized by the fourth Dzogchen Rinpoche, Mingyur Namkhé Dorje, and others, and was enthroned at Dodrupchen monastery, where he remained for the rest of his life. He received many teachings from Patrul Rinpoche, and also Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Mingyur Namkhé Dorje, Dzogchen Khenpo Pema Vajra, Mipham Rinpoche and Jamgön Kongtrul, and he became extremely learned in both New and Old Tantras. He built up the Dodrupchen Monastery, to the extent that it became a renowned centre for study and practice.

He gave teachings for many years, after which because of ill-health he lived in seclusion at a hermitage called Gephel Ritrö. Among his students was the great Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, who came twice for several months to receive teachings from him. He is known for the scholarly treatises he wrote on many subjects, for example his famous "Outline Commentary on the Guhyagarbha Tantra". The Thirteenth Dalai Lama said of him "a writer of his quality is very rare in this age", and HH the fourteenth Dalai Lama, who often quotes him and praises him as having written amongst the greatest scholarly works on the Nyingma teaching, calls him "a very special being... an amazing Lama free from bias concerning the views of Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu and Geluk".

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  • Within "Enlightened Living" Teachings of Tibetan Buddhist Masters, translated by Tulku Thondup; chapter 6 is Dodrob Jigme Tenpe Nyima's "Instructions on Turning Happiness and Suffering into the Path of Enlightenment". Shambala Publications. ISBN 1-55939-018-2
  • Within "Ancient Wisdom" Nyingma Teachings on Dream Yoga, Meditation and Transformation, translated by B. Alan Wallace with commentart by Gyatrul Rinpoche; chapter 1 is Dodrob Jigme Tenpe Nyima's "Transforming Felicity and Adversity into the Spiritual Path". Snow Lion Publications. ISBN 0-87773-547-6

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