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Official letter with seal of the Fifth Dalai Lama

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Jamyang Khyentse must have written this letter to the Dalai Lama in 1954 or 1955 when meetings on the future of Tibet took place in Beijing. The tone of the letter is optimistic, as Khyentse Rinpoche expresses his gratitude to His Holiness for, as he saw it, securing the right to continue practising Dharma without interference or impediment.

In this brief letter, Jamyang Khyentse confirms that Nezhi Tulku is an authentic treasure-revealer and imparts some advice about appropriate conduct.

This public letter, written in the Water Dragon year (1952), is of historical signficance as it provides the full name of the Sixth Mingyur Rinpoche—Karma Jigme Chökyi Sengé Ngedön Trinlé Kunkhyap Palzangpo.

In this brief letter, Jamyang Khyentse expresses his gratitude to Gyarong Khandro for practices performed on his behalf and lists the gifts he is sending her in return.

An appeal for funds, written in 1945, on behalf of the Sakya monastery of Sejo (se 'jo) in Dzakhok as they prepared to perform an elaborate torma repelling rite (gtor bzlog) based on the Eight-Deity Pañjaranātha.

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