Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

“Rest in natural great peace
This exhausted mind,
Beaten relentlessly
by karma and neurotic thoughts,
Like the unceasing fury
of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.
Rest in the natural great peace.”

- Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

 

Born in Kham in 1932, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, again called Khenpo Jamyang Dorje, was a disciple of Shedrup Tenpe Nyima. After a childhood as a shepherd, he was, thanks to his determination and to the encouragement of his master, to become a khenpo (abbot) reputed as much for his erudition as for his practice. Then he went to Kathok to complete his studies. He next did several retreats where he practiced the physical yogas, tummo, cho and Dzogchen. In 1959, at the age of twenty-seven, he fled Tibet with a group of seventy people, under fire from the Chinese. Only five arrived…
He became a disciple of Dudjom Rinpoche and of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, he taught without being attached to any particular monastery in India and Bhutan, until the middle of the seventies when he was the victim of a poisoning which reduced him to silence and left him as an invalid for a long period. In 1980, he went to France to take care of himself and recovered little by little.
For ten years or so, his presence, his free style of accomplished yogi, and his poetic teachings inspired numerous western practitioners in Dordogne and elsewhere. Great poet, holder of the Nyongtri of Khenpo Ngaga, he was counted among the most erudite in the knowledge of the works of Longchenpa to whom his devotion went. Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche left us in 1999.
Extract from the book “Padmasambhava” by Philippe Cornu.



Prayer for the swift rebirth
of Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche



SHYI YING OSAL YESHE CHENPOI LONG
SHYI NANG GEK ME NA TSOK TRULPE KU
PO ME TEN DROI LAP CHEN DUL CHE DON
NGON SUM CHON PAR DZO CHIK LAMA KHYEN
DAK SOK JE JUK TSE CHIK SOL DEP NA
SOL TAP DRE BU NYUR DU MIN PAR DZO

The space of the very ground, vast expanse of radiantly clear primordial wisdom,
Taking form as the ground’s appearances,
the unceasing ever-adaptable nirmanakaya,
Beyond all change, in great waves of benefit for the teaching and beings,
for all those to be trained
We implore you to return in reality, Teacher who knows all things!
While I and all your followers single-pointedly pray.
Grant that the fruit of our prayer may swiftly ripen!

While in the mind of the holy teacher Jamyang Dorje had gone to the state of great peace, the space of primordial wisdom, this prayer was offered by Paltrul Pema Norbu along with prayers to the Three Jewels, at the request of the supreme tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche – who, with his great kindness, has agaain and again maintained the ancient translation tradition and that of other disciples.

KON CHOK TSA SUM KUN DU TSO KYE JE
CHIN LAP TEN JUNG LU ME DEN TU YI
KHEN CHEN MANJUI TRULPE DO GAR CHOK
NYUR CHON LAP CHEN DRO DON DZE DU SOL

By the power of the truth of unfailing dependent causation
Through the blessings of the Lake-Born
who embodies all Three Jewels and Three Roots,
May Kenchen manjushri’s paramount,
dancing display of emanation
Swiftly return in great waves of benefit for beings, we pray!


Composed by the Tantric monk Jikmé Khyentsé Özer