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By David P. Jackson, His Eminence Jigdral Dagchen Sakya

In 1960, the Tibetan lama Dezhung Rinpoche (1906-87) arrived in Seattle after being pressured into exile from his place of origin via the Communist chinese language. Already a respected grasp of the lessons of all Tibetan Buddhist faculties, he may finally turn into a instructor of a few of Western Buddhism's such a lot awesome students. This inspiring and not likely biography of a contemporary Buddha is absolutely annotated, and contains images.

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Once rhey wanted Dezhung Rinpoche to come along and drink with them. He was nor sure he should, bur he did nor wane to be rejected by his friends. Finally he gave in and went along. ]. Meditation retreat in southern Capa (near Shangu), summer '947· In the neighborhood lived a woman called "Aunry" who was well known locally for her tasty beer. usins. " Becween the three of them they didn't have enough money to buy a single drink. " The cousins' delight knew no bounds. They forced a bowl of barley beer on Dezhung Rinpoche, who did not like the taste.

Teaching at the scriptural seminary (bshad grwa) of Jyekundo monastery at this time was the great scholar and adept Dzokchen Khenchen Shenga (1871-1927), whose full name was Gyalkhang Shenphen Chokyi Nangwa. 98 The master Khenchen Shenga had been born at 'Ja' thang in Kha na, or Khangna, a nomadic district ('brog sde) in the borderland of northern Ozachukha-a place located about two or three days' walk from Jyekundo to the northeast, on the route to Sining. )' 00 His family was the Gyalkhang cshang,'"' hereditary chieftains of about seven hundred nomad families thereabouts.

Shod. The cwo cousins were high-spirited and did nor pay attention to the fine points of monastic discipline. One of their favorite pastimes was drinking barley beer. Once rhey wanted Dezhung Rinpoche to come along and drink with them. He was nor sure he should, bur he did nor wane to be rejected by his friends. Finally he gave in and went along. ]. Meditation retreat in southern Capa (near Shangu), summer '947· In the neighborhood lived a woman called "Aunry" who was well known locally for her tasty beer.

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