Khenchen Yonten Gyatso

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mkhan chen yon tan rgya mtsho
Khenpo Yonga
mkhan po yon ga

Short Biography

Gemong Khenchen Yonten Gyatso was a personal student of Paltrul Rinpoche and Orgyen Tenzin Norbu. He belonged to Gemang Monastery, a branch of Dzogchen Monastery, and studied at Dzogchen and Shechen monasteries. He wrote a very popular two-part commentary on Rigdzin Jikme Lingpa's Treasury of Precious Qualities, called Rays of Moonlight and Rays of Sunlight. According to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche he taught Guhyagarbha Tantra each and every year and was a great holder of this lineage teaching. Among his students were Changma Khenchen Thubten Chöpel and Khenchen Tsewang Rigdzin of Washul Mewa.

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In Tibetan

  • yon tan rin po che mdzod kyi 'grel ba zla ba'i sgron me (for the sutra section), and nyi ma'i 'od zer (for the mantra section)

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Alternate Names & Spellings

  • Gemong Khenpo Yonga

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