Who is Khyentse Yeshi Silvano Namkhai?

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Who is Khyentse Yeshi Silvano Namkhai?

Postby DGA » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:42 pm

I don't mean to open a discussion of Dzogchen Community business by posing this question. My thinking is as follows: Yeshi Namkhai is a teacher with a significant audience and influence as far as I can see. I have no idea what his role in Dzogchen Community is right now (can you find his name anywhere on the Merigar website?). My question is instead: who is he and what are the content of his teachings? What's his story? What's he about? It's not hard to find YouTube videos featuring him, but it's not so easy for someone to learn more from a casual google search. Let's make it easy for casual google searchers looking for more information about this emerging teacher and leader.
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Re: Who is Khyentse Yeshi Silvano Namkhai?

Postby Norwegian » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:00 pm

The quick and easy of it is that he's the son of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. His Holiness Sakya Trizin recognized him as the rebirth of ChNN's uncle, Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Wangchuk (whose biography is here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1583944923/). The movie "My Reincarnation" is very interesting and it deals with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, and his son, Yeshi Namkhai, whose role as a recognized tulku is the theme of the movie (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006QVRW80/)

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Re: Who is Khyentse Yeshi Silvano Namkhai?

Postby krodha » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:09 pm

Heard through the grapevine that Yeshi has announced there is only one master in the Dzogchen community and has chosen to focus on his personal life for now.

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