Enlightened Vagabond/Sources for Biographical Notes

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The sources below have not been quoted verbatim but were used to summarize and adapt information about the masters, disciples, and other gures in the Biographical Notes section.

AdZom DrukPa: Based on Alexander Gardner and Samten Chhosphel, “The First Adzom Drukpa, Drodul Pawo Dorje” (2009), http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Adzom-Drukpa-Pawo-Dorje/8574 (accessed October 2016).

Alak Do-ngak Gyatso: Based on Adam Pearcey, “Japa Dongak Gyatso” (2014), http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Japa-Dongak-Gyatso/12785 (accessed October 2016).

Chokgyur Dechen LingPa: Summarized and adapted with permission from The Life of Chokgyur Lingpa, told by Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche and translated by Tulku Jigmey Khyentse and Erik Pema Kunsang. Rangjung Yeshe Publications e-book avail- able at http://padmasambhavagururinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Chok-gyur_Lingpa_Life-1.pdf (accessed October 2016).

Chöying Rangdröl: Biography of Chöying Rangdröl: rgyal ba kah thog pa’i snyan brgyud ’dzin pa kun gyi gtsug rgyan mtsho phu sgrub chen ’gyur med chos dbyings rang grol gyi rnam thar snying bsdus dad pa’i chu gter, written by Kyungtrul Tsewang Dorje (khyung sprul tshe dbang rdo rje), published by the Nyakrong Tsozig Monastery Publishing House (nyag rong mtsho gzigs dgon pa’i dpe tshogs), ca. 2013.

Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje: Based on Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, with some material added. See also the autobiography of Do Khyentse, rig ’dzin ’jigs med gling p’ai yang srid sngags ’chang ‘ja lus rdo rje’i rnam thar mkha’ ’gro’i zhal lung (Sichuan Minorities Press, 1997).

Dola Jigme KalZang: Oral tradition from Kyala Khenpo, based on Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, pp. 172–73; oral account of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Gyalse ShenPhen Thaye: Khetsun Zangpo, Biographical Dictionary of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism; Karma Delek, Biography of Gyalse Shenphen Thaye: rgyal sras gzhan phan mtha’ yas kyi mdzad rnam mdor bsdus in rgyud sgyu ’phrul drwa ba rtsa rgyud gsang ba snying po’i ’grel pa kun bzang thigs kyi ti ka (Tibetan People’s Publishing House, bod ljongs mi dmangs dpe skrun khang, 2008); Khenpo Shenga, Biography of Önpo Tendzin Norbu: dpal ldan dam pa’i thun mong phy’i rnam par thar pa mdor bsdus su bkod pa dad pa’i ’jug ngogs (Gemang Monastery, 2007); and Rigpa Shedra Wiki, http://www.rigpawiki.org/ (accessed October 2016).

Gyurme Pema Namgyal: Matthieu Ricard, Preface to Collected Works of Shechen Gyaltsap Pema Gyurme Namgyal (Delhi: Shechen Publications, 1997).

Jamgön Kongtrul: Oral teachings from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche; E. Gene Smith, Among Tibetan Texts: History and Literature of the Himalayan Plateau (Somerville, Mass.: Wisdom Publications, 2001); The Autobiography of Jamgön Kongtrul: A Gem of Many Colors, trans. Richard Barron (Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion, 2003); Alexander Gardner, “Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye” (2015), http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Jamgon-Kongtrul-Lodro-Taye/4358 (accessed October 2016).

Jamyang Khyentse WangPo: Jamgön Kongtrul, The Life of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, trans. M. Akester (New Delhi: Shechen Publications, 2012); Alexander Gard- ner, “Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo” (2010), http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Jamyang-Khyentse-Wangpo/4291 (accessed October 2016); Nyoshul Khenpo Jamyang Dorje, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, trans. Richard Barron (Padma Publishing, 2005); and oral tradition from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Jigme Gyalwai Nyugu: Based on Gyalwai Nyugu website, http://www.gyalwai-nyugu.com/jigme-gyalwai-nyugu/, as well as on the Tibetan biography of Jigme Gyalwai Nyugu: ’gro mgon bla ma rje’i gsang gsum rnam thar rgya mtsho las thun mong phyi’i mngon rtogs rgyal sras lam bzang (New Delhi: Shechen Publications, 2004).

Jigme LingPa: Based on various Tibetan sources and oral teachings by Dilgo Khy- entse Rinpoche.

Jigme Ngotsar Gyatso: Summarized from “The Story of Kilung Monastery,” http://www.kilung.org/the-story-of-kilung-monastery/ (accessed October 2016); and oral sources.

Jigme Phuntsok Jungne: Based on Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Mir- acles, pp. 211–14; and oral traditions.

Jigme TenPai Nyima: Based on Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, pp. 237–50, and rang bzhin rdzogs pa chen po’i chos ’byung rig ’dzin brgyud pa’i rnam thar ngo mtshar nor bu’i bedurya’i phreng ba (published in English as A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems) by Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.

Jigme Trinley ÖZer: Summarized from Ron Garry, “The First Dodrubchen, Jigme Trinle Ozer” (2007), https://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Jigme-Trinle-Ozer/ P293 (accessed October 2016), and other sources.

Karmai KhenPo Rinchen Dargye: Based on “Karmey Khenpo Rinchen Dargye,” http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/Karmey_Khenpo_Rinchen_Dargye (accessed Oc- tober 2016).

Kathok Situ: “Petit compendium chronologique de maîtres spirituels et grands éru- dits du bouddhisme tibétain” (Small Chronological Compendium of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Masters), http://www.matthieuricard.org/articles/petit-compendium-chrono logique-de-maitres-spirituels-et-grands-erudits-du-bouddhisme-tibetain. For the Zi story, oral account of Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.

Khenchen Tashi ÖZer: Based on “Khenchen Tashi Ozer” (from dus ’khor chos ’byung indra ni la’i phra tshom [History of Kalachakra], by Khenpo Lodrö Dönyö, pp. 555–58), Rangjung Yeshe Wiki, http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/Khenchen_Tashi _Ozer (accessed October 2016).

KhenPo KunZang Palden: Based on “Kunzang Pelden” by Samten Chhosphel (2012) at http://www.treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Kunzang-Pelden/9593 (accessed October 2016), with additional material from the author.

KhenPo Pema Dorje: Based on Adam Pearcey, “Pema Vajra” (2012), http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Pema-Vajra/9355 (accessed October 2016).

KhenPo ShenPhen Chökyi Nangwa: Matthieu Ricard, Preface to the commentar- ies by Khenpo Shenphen Chökyi Nangwa on the Thirteen Great Treatises (gzhung chen bcu gsum) (Delhi: Könchog Lhadrepa, 1993).

KhenPo Yönten Gyatso: Written by Matthieu Ricard from various notes.

Lama MiPham RinPoche: Based on numerous written and oral sources, including the biography of Lama Mipham Jamyang Namgyal Gyatso written in Tibetan by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (see Written Sources, below).

Longchen RaBjam: The Life of Longchenpa, compiled and edited by Jampa Macken- zie Stewart (Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2014); Stephane Arguillère, Profusion de la vaste sphère: La vie et l’oeuvre de Klong-chen rab ’byams (Leuven, Belgium: Peeters Publishers, 2007).

Mingyur Namkhai Dorje: Based on Samten Chhosphel, “The Fourth Dzogchen Drubwang, Mingyur Namkhai Dorje” (2011), http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Dzogchen-Drubwang-04-Mingyur-Namkai-Dorje/3020 (accessed October 2016); Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, pp. 175–78, and an oral story heard from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Minyak KunZang Sönam: Written by Matthieu Ricard from various notes.

Nyoshul Lungtok: Based on “Nyoshul Lungtok Tenpé Nyima,” http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Nyoshul_Lungtok_Tenpé_Nyima (accessed October 2016), slightly modi ed and completed with additional details.

ÖnPo Orgyen TendZin NorBu: Excerpts and summary of the biography of Önpo Tenga written at the request of Mipham Rinpoche by Khenpo Shenphen Nangwa (Shenga), who accompanied Önpo Tenga for thirteen years. Translated by Matthieu Ricard.

Pema Dechen ZangPo: Based on “Mura Rinpoche,” http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/Mura_Rinpoche (accessed October 2016), and oral accounts told to Matthieu Ricard by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

ShaBkar Tsogdruk Rangdröl: Matthieu Ricard, trans., The Life of Shabkar: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994. Reprinted 2001 by Snow Lion.

Shechen Öntrul Gyurme ThutoP Namgyal: Dorje Rabten, Biography of Shechen Öntrul: mkhas shing dngos grub brnyes pa’i rdo rje slob dpon ’jam dbyangs dgyes pa’i blo gros mtsho skyes bshad pa’i sgra dbyangs kyi rtogs brjod mdor bsdus pa skal bzang mgul rgyan (New Delhi: Shechen Publications, 2000); as well as Tendzin Kunzang Lungtok Tenpai Nyima (bstan ’dzin kun bzang lung rtogs bstan pa’i nyi ma), snga ’gyur rdzogs chen chos ’byung chen mo snga ’gyur grub dbang rgyal ba rdzogs chen pa’i gdan rabs chos brgyud dang bcas pa’i byung ba brjod pa’i gtam yid bzhin dbang gi rgyal po’i phreng ba (Beijing: khang krung go’i bod rig pa dpe skrun khang, 2004).