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Biography of a Lama – Mahasiddha Nalong Sangye Zangpo
Lecturer: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Mahasiddha Nalong Sangye Zangpo lived in the late 18th and early 19th century in Jyekundo area of Kham, Tibet. He was an ordinary monk who went on pilgrimage to Lhasa, Sakya, and Ngor on foot when he was 16 years old. He received teachings from Ngor abbots, returned to Kham, and then he meditated in a cave for seventeen years on Vajrayogini. He sustained himself by eating only barley flour and water. He became realized and gave teachings, showed spiritual power, and helped others. Through his life and his story, he influenced thousands of practitioners.
Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama’s Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. He received teachings from twenty-five masters representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Tulku Yeshi has written thirteen books, ten of which have been published, on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism and culture, including “A One Thousand Year History of Sakyapa.” He has published three books in English: his autobiography “A Modern Liberation Odyssey – An Autobiography of a Tibetan Nomad Lama”, “Handbook for Half-Buddhas” and “Tibetan Zen.” He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, can advise people on how to enjoy their life, and can bestow empowerments. Currently he is working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle.