Friday, 10 July 2009

Anniversary of the fourth Shechen Gyaltsab, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's root teacher

Today is the anniversary of Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal (1871-1926), the fourth Shechen Gyaltsab.

Shechen Gyaltsab was recognised by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, from whom he received many teachings and empowerments. His other teachers included Patrul Rinpoche and Mipham Rinpoche. He was Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's root teacher and also one of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö's main teachers. Many other great masters and holders of the teachings also became his students. He passed away at the age of fifty-five.

Read Alak Zenkar Rinpoche's short biography of Shechen Gyaltsab here.

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