RIMEY LAMA CHOPA
Composed by Kyapje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Translated by Glen Mullin
Foreword by Ven. Matthieu Ricard
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910 -1991) was the archetype of a spiritual teacher, someone whose inner journey led him to an extraordinary depth of knowledge and enabled him to be, for whoever met him, a fountain of loving kindness, wisdom and compassion. To achieve these extraordinary qualities, Khyentse Rinpoche spent more than twenty years in retreat, in remote hermitages and caves. After and in between his retreats, Khyentse Rinpoche worked constantly for the benefit of all living beings with tireless energy. He became one of the main teachers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, of the Royal Family of Bhutan, and of countless disciples. He was thus a master among masters.
While his personal practice was centered upon the Nyingma tradition, he was deeply committed to receive, preserve and transmit the teachings from all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He was not just paying lip service, but was deeply concerned by the need to prevent rare transmissions from becoming extinct and greatly saddened when realizing that the lineage for the transmission of certain texts and empowerments was about to vanish. His knowledge of the enormous range of Tibetan Buddhist literature was probably unparalleled, and he inherited Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s determination to preserve and make available texts of all traditions, particularly those in danger of disappearing. It is therefore understandable that Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, at the request of Kyapje Trulshik Rinpoche, wrote a complete set of prayers, praises and Offering to the Masters of the lineage of the Eight Great Chariots of Accomplishments, integrated in a single text known as “Invoking The Nectar Of Wisdom: Prayers, Praises and Offering [inspired by] the Remembrance of the Assembly of Supreme Beings from the Various Lineages of the Muni’s Teachings”. The present Rimey Lama Chopa is that text.