As many readers will know, 2009 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the parinirvana of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893-1959), who was perhaps the greatest Tibetan Buddhist master of the previous century. Sogyal Rinpoche is keen to celebrate this anniversary with special practices and other events to commemorate his root teacher.
According to the Tibetan calendar, the exact day of the anniversary falls on the sixth day of the fifth lunar month, which will be Sunday 28th June, whereas according to the western calendar the anniversary will fall on Friday 12th June.
To mark this occasion, we have created a new website, Remembering the Masters, dedicated especially to the memory of Jamyang Khyentse. There we hope to share some of the fruits of our research into his extraordinary life and accomplishments. As it says on the site: "We have conducted more than forty interviews over the past six years and we hope to present some of our findings to you in this blog. May all be auspicious!"