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རྫོང་གསར་མཁྱེན་བརྩེ་
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche (རྫོང་གསར་འཇམ་དབྱངས་མཁྱེན་བརྩེ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ, born June 18, 1961), also known as Khyentse Norbu, is a Tibetan/Bhutanese lama, filmmaker, and writer. His four major films are The Cup (1999), Travellers and Magicians (2003), Vara: A Blessing (2013) and, most recently, Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait (2017). He is the author of the books What Makes You Not a Buddhist (Shambhala, 2007); Not for Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices (Shambhala, 2012); The Guru Drinks Bourbon (Shambhala, 2016); and Best Foot Forward: A Pilgrim's Guide to the Sacred Sites of the Buddha (Shambhala, 2018) and his other books like Teachings on Ngöndro, Parting from the Four Attachments, What to do at India's Buddhist Holy Sites, Buddha Nature, Introduction to the Middle Way are also available through the Siddhartha's Intent website.

He is the eldest son of Thinley Norbu, and therefore the grandson of Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje. Rinpoche has teachers from all four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism and is a follower and champion of the Rimé (non-sectarian) movement. He considers Dilgo Khyentse as his main guru. He is also the primary custodian of the teachings of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. (Source Accessed July 23, 2020)

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Affiliations & relations

  • Grandson of Dudjom Rinpoche · familial relation
  • Grandson of me me bla ma bsod nams bzang po · familial relation
  • Eldest son of Norbu, Thinley · familial relation
  • Sakya · religious affiliation
  • Dzongsar Monastery · primary professional affiliation
  • 'jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse chos kyi blo gros · emanation of
  • Khyentse, Dilgo · teacher
  • Dudjom Rinpoche · teacher
  • me me bla ma bsod nams bzang po · teacher
  • Sakya Trizin, 41st · teacher
  • Nyoshul Khenpo · teacher
  • Chatral Rinpoche · teacher
  • Karmapa, 16th · teacher
  • Appey, Khenchen · teacher
  • https://www.siddharthasintent.org/ · websites