H.H Jigme Phuntsok
Jigme Phuntsok was the most influential lama of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in contemporary Tibet A Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and renowned teacher of Great Perfection (Dzogchen), he established the Sertha Buddhist Institute in 1980, known locally as Larung Gar, a non-sectarian study center with approximately 10,000 monks, nuns, and lay students at its highest count.
Words of Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche
Memorial Dharma Translation House is working towards the translation and distribution of the four volumes of collected works written by the late H.H. Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok from Tibetan into English.
Message from Rinpoche
Thank you very much Dr. Eden.
I’d like to say thank you because you are helping the Memorial Dharma Translator House in a very great way. This is very important activity to help Buddhism and benefit this world. It will be especially helpful to have all of H.H. Jigmed Phuntsok’s lineage teachings translated into English. It is not easy to do this. It will take a lot of time; a lot of programs; a lot of hard work and a lot of meetings with translators. This is a lot to do in future years. Throughout the world, His Holiness’ students respect that the translators are doing this because they understand His Holiness has special Treasures. It is also a great time as the texts are for having fast liberation in the Dzogchen tradition. H.H. Jigmed Phuntsok’s nephew is Venerable Lama Tsewang. He has great motivation and is also a great practitioner. He lives a very simple life and is a great monk. I am very happy for you that you are working with him on this project. Please listen and respect him. Also, I promised Venerable Lama Tsewang that I would help by working with a translator to translate four specific chapters on Dzogchen. I wish for all of H.H. Jigmed Phuntsok’s students to help and support this project. Now it is important to understand this is a great website and program and that we work hard. I pray that His Holiness’s nephew and you are healthy and that everything will be successful. Congratulations on being the Executive Director for this great project! In Respect. Khenchen Lama Oct 19, 2017 New Moon.