Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Khandro Tsering Chödrön

Lhasa, Tibet circa 1956 and Dordogne, France 1984

Khandro Tsering Chödrön, Khyentse Sangyum, beloved by so many, passed away on the 30th of May 2011 at Lerab Ling in France.

Sogyal Rinpoche wrote about her in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: “In a figure like Khandro Tsering Chödrön, the greatest woman master of our day, who was the wife of my master Jamyang Khyentse, you see very clearly what years of the deepest devotion and practice can create out of the human spirit. Her humility and beauty of heart, and the shining simplicity, modesty, and lucid, tender wisdom of her presence are honored by all Tibetans, even though she herself has tried as far as possible to remain in the background, never to push herself forward, and to live the hidden and austere life of an ancient contemplative.”

Sogyal Rinpoche and Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche were both present at the moment of her passing where she showed all the signs of attaining the final accomplishment of a great Dzogchen practitioner.

For Buddhist practitioners, Sogyal Rinpoche and Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche have suggested that we accumulate 100,000 recitations of Narak Kong Shak, along with 100 million recitations of the 100-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva. This is not for Khandro’s sake, as she was such a great practitioner, but to purify the connection with all the sentient beings that came into contact with her. It would be wonderful if other sanghas would like to join the Rigpa sangha in this and for us to be able to offer and dedicate our practice together. (Accumulations from other sanghas could be sent to: Rigpa students should still go through their national & local accumulation coordinators.)

Sogyal Rinpoche also said that this is a very powerful time to do Guru Yoga practice. He said for us to consider Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lödro, Khandro Tsering Chödrön, and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s wisdom minds are one and to make strong aspiration prayers for our own accomplishment of Dzogchen practice and the spiritual path.


cristina said...

It´s extrange... Some days ago, I don´t know why exactly, I started to pray for Khandro´s and Mayumla´s long life after my session. When I got the email entitled: "Khandro Tsering Chödron" I knew she´d passed away, and for some reason I had a very special feeling about her death, and a feeling of peacefullness invades me... Since then, I feel Khandro very close, and every time I think of her I know she is with me...
Thank you Khandro...

Lingchen Jurmey Dorji said...

May Khandrola take a swift rebirth to help us all.

Tenzing Ukyab said...

I saw this news in FB now.Today is Saga Dawa Tsewa
Chonga ( 15th or full moon of holy month). I am so fortunate to get Khandrola's audience in the little shrine room with the stupa for Jamyang Khentse Chokyi Lodro, inside the palace in Sikkim in 1997, without knowing who Khandrola was, But I felt so much greatness in her simplicity there. I really found her as Sogyal Rimpochen says about her. I had to insist to accept my offering.
Now I feel so lost, as if I saw Khandrola all the time. That was only onetime and I see that moment all the time.

Please bestow the blessings that we may be inseparable from my Lama. Prayers for Khandrola's swift rebirth.