mi pham rgya mtsho
mi pham rnam rgyal
'jam mgon mi pham
Jamgon Ju Mipham Namgyal
'jam mgon 'ju mi pham rnam rgyal
- Repository of the four aspects of perfect intelligence,
- Lord of the kingdom of dharma,
- You were the greatest pandita of your generation:
- Homage to Jamgon Mipham.
- The wisdom of Manjushri dawned in his heart.
- He accomplished the aspirations of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra.
- He fulfilled the activity of the buddhas and their heirs.
- I supplicate Jampal Gyepe Dorje.
Jamyang Mipham Namgyal Gyatso Rinpoche (1846-1912) ranks alongside Longchen Rabjam and Tsongkhapa as one of Tibet's most prolific and influential masters. His presentation of the Nyingma School's unique approach to the view and practice of Buddhism, and in particular the relationship between Madhyamaka and the Great Perfection, has had an enormous impact on the past few generations of Tibetan Buddhist scholars and practitioners. Namdrolling Monastic College, currently the largest functioning Nyingma educational institution, includes twenty of his texts in its curriculum. By comparison, only five texts by Longchenpa are included and only one by Rongzom Mahapandita.
Mipham's primary teachers were Patrul Rinpoche and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, both incarnations of the tertön Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa. Khyentsé Rinpoche requested Mipham to preserve the Nyingma teachings through teaching, debate, and composition—a task in which he admirably succeeded. About his remarkable student, Khyentsé remarked: “In this time, there is no one else on earth more learned than Lama Mipham.”
He excelled not only in study and teaching, however, but in practice as well. The numerous retreats he completed were always accompanied by miraculous signs of accomplishment.
Mipham Rinpoche’s collected writings comprise twenty-seven volumes and cover a vast array of topics. Among his most influential writings are The Speech of Delight—a commentary on Shantarakshita's Ornament of the Middle Way, Gateway to Knowledge—which provides an overview of the Buddha’s teachings, and Beacon of Certainty—an elucidation of the view of the Great Perfection and its relationship to the Middle Way teachings.
Mipham’s most important students were Dodrupchen Rinpoche, the Fifth Dzogchen Rinpoche, Gemang Kyabgon, Khenpo Padmavajra, Palyul Gyaltrul, Karma Yangtrul, Palpung Situ Rinpoche, Ling Jetrung, Adzom Drukpa, Tokden Shakya Shri, Ngor Ponlob, and others. The great tulkus of Sechen Monastery, Dzogchen Monastery, Kathok Monastery, Palyul Monastery, Palpung Monastery, Dege Gonchen, Repkong and others of all lineages, Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, and Nyingma, all became his disciples.
Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche was also instrumental in training some of last century’s most important Nyingma teachers. His most prominent students include Khenpo Kunpal, Katok Situ, Sechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Khenpo Pema Dorje, and the tertön Lerab Lingpa.
- Khenpo Kunpal
- Kathok Situ Rinpoche
- Sechen Gyaltsab
- Sechen Rabjam
- Lerab Lingpa
- Khenpo Shenga
- Troshul Khenpo Jampal Dorje
Alternate Names & Spellings
- Lama Mipham Chokle Namgyel
- Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche
- Mipham Jamyang Gyamtso
- Jampal Gyepe Dorje
- Mipham Gyamtso
- Jampal Dorje
- Lama Mipham
- Ju Mipham
Other Reference Sources
- Biographies: The Life of Mipham Jamyang Namgyal (1846–1912)
- The Life and Works of Mipham Rinpoche
- Shower of Blessings Tsok Text Offered by Anyen Rinpoche
- Mipham Rinpoche Timeline
- Mipham's commentary on the Shambhala sections of the Kalachakra Tantra
- Mipham Rinpoche's The Sword of Knowledge with Khenchen Palden Sherab's commentary The Blazing Lights of the Sun and Moon
- "Molten Gold" The Pith Instruction on Looking Into the Mind; A Guide to the Mind entitled Liquid Gold Vomited from the Stomach of a Dog
- The Meaning Of The Vajra Seven Line Prayer To Guru Rinpoche
- Instruction on Attaining Inner Calm
- The Teaching of the Essential Point in Three Words
- The Lion's Roar Proclaiming Extrinsic Emptiness by Mipham Rinpoche
- The Buddha's 80 Minor Marks explained by Mipham Rinpoche
- Commentary on the "Seven-lined Supplication to the Guru" Wylie text
- Commentary to "The Supplication of the Vajra Verse" Wylie text
- Cataloged Writings of Mipham at TBRC
- Mipham Rinpoche Series on Lotsawa House
- homepage of the 3rd Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche
- Mipham Yahoo group
- Outline: Ju Mipham Sungbum / Mipham Karchag
- Mipham Jamyang Gyatso at Wikipedia
- [Translations of Mipham text by Bodhicitta Sangha
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