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Brilliant Moon: The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse

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Through lively anecdotes and stories this highly revered Buddhist meditation master and scholar tells about his life of study, retreat, and teaching. The formative events of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s life, and those insights and experiences that caused him to mature into the warm, brilliant, and highly realized meditation master and teacher he was, are deeply inspiring. Th ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published November 25th 2008 by Shambhala
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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche is one of very few exceptionally learned teachers escaping from Tibet as the Chinese closed in and coming to the West as well as India to teach. It's always inspiring for Tibetan Buddhists to read the stories of these magnificient men and women. This is the second one I set my sights on this summer. I was surprised that it was an autobiography (at least halfway). But then it was his Excellency reporting many many years of giving and receiving empowerments, reading transmi ...more
You have to get to the second part of the book where relatives and friends tell such amazing stories, it highlights all the more how humble Dilgo Kyentse was for not mentioning most of them.

The movie of the same name is also very inspiring
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This is a wonderful book. I love Khyentse Rinpoche and this book has helped me to learn so much more about him.
I really enjoyed this book. Some of the stories just left me in awe and were deeply inspiring.
One of the best written Biographies of Tibetan Spiritual masters I had encounter so far. I went through entire book in one day and could not stop. Greatly written, well edited and easy to read. "A must", especially for any one considering himself one of the Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche students.
What an amazing life. Some of it was hard to read, but after reading I would feel great and inspired.
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H.H. Khyabjé Dilgo Khyentsé Rabsel Dawa Rinpoché (Tib.: དིལ་མགོ་མཁྱེན་བརྩེ་ རབ་གསལ་ཟླ་བ་ Wylie: dil mgo mkhyen brtse rab gsal zla ba) was a Vajrayana lama and Supreme Head of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism from 1987 until 1991. He was hel to be the "mind emanation" of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892).
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