Alak Zenkar Rinpoche
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Texts by and about the great scholar Alak Zenkar Rinpoche Thupten Nyima (a lags gzan dkar thub bstan nyi ma, b.1943):
Alak Zenkar's brief biography of Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye (1813–1899) summarizes the great master's extraordinary education and activity, especially his remarkable literary output, which resulted in the so-called 'Five Great Treasuries' (mdzod chen lnga).
Alak Zenkar summarizes the remarkable life and liberation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892), showing how he mastered the so-called 'eight great chariots of the practice lineage' (sgrub brgyud shing rta chen po brgyad) and received the seven special transmissions or 'descents' (bka' babs bdun). Zenkar Rinpoche also briefly summarizes Khyentse Wangpo's collected writings, which are divided into nine main categories.
Alak Zenkar Rinpoche offers a concise account of the extraordinary life and teaching career of Dza Patrul Orgyen Jigme Chökyi Wangpo (1808–1887), one of the most influential Tibetan masters of the nineteenth century. The biography has been reprinted a number of times since it was first published in the 1980s, and is included in most recent editions of Patrul's most famous work, Kun bzang bla ma'i zhal lung.
In this brief account, Zenkar Rinpoche summarizes the education and activity of Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal (1871–1926), and outlines the contents of the thirteen volumes of his collected writings.
A brief biography of the Gelugpa geshe Drakkar Lobzang Palden Tendzin Nyendrak (blo bzang dpal ldan bstan 'dzin snyan grags, 1866–1929), who famously debated with Ju Mipham (1846–1912), composed his own Dzogchen treatise, and passed on the transmission for a number of major collections including the Kangyur.
This brief introduction to the life and works of Kharlek Tulku Pema Kunzang Rangdrol (1916–1984) was originally written as an introduction to the master's non-sectarian Dharma history.
This brief sketch of Jetsün Tāranātha's life provides details of his education and accomplishments and lists his main students and most important writings.
Based on the writings of Patrul Rinpoche, this brief survey summarises each of the nine successive vehicles leading to enlightenment in terms of their entry point, view, meditation, conduct and results.
Kyabje Rinpoche composed this short prayer for the long life of Alak Zenkar Rinpoche at the request of the Rigpa saṅgha in December 2005.
Alak Zenkar Rinpoche composed this prayer for the long life of Patrick Gaffney, whose Tibetan name is Yeshe Wangyal, in 2007.
Zenkar Rinpoche composed this prayer himself in May 2022 at the request of Tsewang Rigdzin, attendant and secretary to Pewar Rinpoche. Rather than praising the subject's own qualities, as is the custom for such prayers, Zenkar Rinpoche takes the opportunity to highlight what he sees as his own faults.
A three-verse supplication for the longevity of Alak Zenkar Rinpoche (b. 1943), which the author humbly claims is neither elegant nor profound but heartfelt.
- Prayer for the Long Life of Alak Zenkar Rinpoche, the Incarnation of Do Khyentsé Yeshé Dorjé by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche | Long-Life Prayers
This is the shorter of two prayers that Thinley Norbu Rinpoche composed for the long life of Alak Zenkar Rinpoche.
- Prayer for the Long Life of Alak Zenkar Rinpoche, the Incarnation of Do Khyentsé Yeshé Dorjé by Katok Rigdzin Chenpo | Long-Life Prayers
Katok Rigdzin Chenpo composed this four-line prayer for the long life of Alak Zenkar Rinpoche in 2007 at the request of both Sogyal Rinpoche and Pewar Rinpoche.
Translated from an audio recording. Zenkar Rinpoche explains the various methods and traditions of teaching the Bodhicaryāvatāra, especially that of Dza Patrul Rinpoche (1808–1887) and his followers, who often guided students through the text experientially.
Zenkar Rinpoche composed this sādhana when he was just fifteen years old at the request of his tutor. Its focus is Mañjuśrī, the embodiment of all the buddhas' wisdom.
Swift Rebirth Prayers
Alak Zenkar Rinpoche composed this prayer for the swift rebirth of his close friend and teacher, Pewar Rinpoche (1933–2022), in Hong Kong on 7 October 2022. The verses incorporate the syllables of Pewar Rinpoche's several names: Chimé Dorje, Jamyang Tupten Lungtok Gyatso, Kunga Sonam Rabgye, and Jamyang Sonam Lekpai Wangpo.
A prayer for the swift reincarnation of Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, a senior Nyingma teacher at Traling Monastery.
Alak Zenkar Rinpoche composed these poetic verses calling for the swift rebirth of his guru, the Fourth Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Tupten Trinlé Palzang (1927–2022), in Hong Kong on 28 January 2022.