Have you ever wondered what one Buddha might think or say about another? Or how they communicate? Or how Buddhas describe each other? If you have, you might be interested in reading the biography of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, , one of the greatest of all Tibetan Buddhist masters and foremost torchbearer of the Rimé movement. The Life and Times of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö was written by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö’s closest and most brilliant students who, in the process of recounting the life and liberation of his belovèd guru – in itself a blueprint of the entire path to enlightenment – reveals how he saw Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö as the Buddha in the flesh.
Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö dedicated his life to the study, practice, and propagation of all the schools and lineages that are collectively known as Tibetan Buddhism. But what about Chökyi Lodrö the man? What was he like? And what was it like to live in isolation on the Tibetan plateau a hundred years ago? In his intimate, funny, poignant, and earthy stories, Orgyen Tobgyal paints a vivid yet tender picture of his teacher’s life and the challenges he faced, against the backdrop of the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
The Life and Times of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö will be published on July 25, 2017, by Shambhala Publications. And, as Adam Pearcey wrote in his preface to the book,
It is to be hoped that … many more people will be touched by the exemplary life of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö—a truly nonsectarian master who not only lived up to but enhanced the reputation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s hallowed throne and, in so doing, helped to shape Tibetan Buddhism as we know it today.