Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Short story of the His Holiness Dodrupchen Rinpoché’s account of the Copper-Colored Mountain.

Kyapjé Dodrupchen Rinpoché  the fourth Dodrupchen, is one of the greatest living masters of the Nyingma School and Dzokchen tradition. As the fourth incarnation of Dodrupchen Jikmé Trinlé Özer, the heart-son of Jikmé Lingpa who revealed the Longchen Nyingtik cycle, Dodrupchen Rinpoché is the main custodian of the Longchen Nyingtik teachings.

When Rinpoché was a small child, he would often relate visions and memories from his past life. Once, while answering some questions of his tutor, Lama Rang-Rik, the following exchange took place:

Q: Where did you come from?

A: From Zangdok Palri.

Q: What does Zangdok Palri look like?

A: (Joining his tiny hands together in the form of a heart-shaped mountain) It is like this.

Q: Who lives there?

A: Guru Rinpoché.

Q: Who is there?

A: Chenrezik [Avalokiteśvara].

Q: Do you know Sin-Gyal Raksha Tötreng (the Skull-Garlanded King of Rakśas)?

A: Yes.

Q: What does he look like?

A: Many mouths, many eyes, colorful. (He laughs).

May we all realize the simplicity of pure perception.

Sarva Mangalam,


Courtesy: Samye

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