Dhongthog Rinpoche

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གདོང་ཐོག་བསྟན་པའི་རྒྱལ་མཚན་
Wylie gdong thog bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan
Title Suffix Rinpoche
Alternate names
  • gdong thog bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan
Dates
Birth:   1933
Death:   2015


Tibetan calendar dates

About
Primary Language:   Tibetan
Translates from:   English
Translates to:   English
Primary Affiliation (Workplace)
Sapan Institute; Dhongthog Rigdrol Phuntsog Ling Monastery, Kardze, Tibet.
Secondary Affiliation
Sakya Lineage
Religious Affiliation
Sakya; Tibetan Buddhism
Teachers
Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Biographical information

Dhongthog Rinpoche Tenpé Gyaltsen (Wyl. gdong thog bstan pa’i rgyal mtshan) aka T.G. Dhongthog Rinpoche (1933-2015) was one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist scholars of recent times, noted especially for his work as a historian, lexicographer and prolific author. From 1979 Rinpoche was based in Seattle, USA. He published a number of books in Tibetan and English, especially through the Sapan Institute, of which he was the founding-director.

After being recognized as the fifth reincarnation of Jampal Rigpai Raldri by the Sakya Dagchen Ngawang Kunga Rinchen, Rinpoche studied Tibetan literature and Buddhist philosophy at Dzongsar Shedra. Before leaving Tibet in 1957, Rinpoche was the head teacher of Dhongthog Rigdrol Phuntsog Ling Monastery, Kardze, Tibet. Rinpoche served the Tibetan Government-in-Exile for 13 years before moving to the United States in 1979. In those 13 years, Rinpoche worked at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala and at Tibet House in New Delhi.

He wrote several books, including The History of Sakyapa School of Tibetan Buddhism, The Cleansing Water-drops, The Earth Shaking Thunder of True Word, The History of Tibet, and New Light English-Tibetan Dictionary. In addition, he worked as a translator and editor on the Tibetan version of Sogyal Rinpoche's The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and translated David Jackson's biography of Dezhung Rinpoche into Tibetan.

Ven. Dhongthog Rinpoche passed away on the morning of 13th January, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Source Accessed, April 10, 2015)

Links
BDRC Link (P9505)
https://www.tbrc.org/#!rid=P9505
Wiki Pages



Tibetan:


Wylie:
gdong thog bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan

Dates[edit]

Born: 1934 or 1933

Affiliation[edit]

Dhongthog Rigdrol Phuntsog Ling Monastery, Kardze, Tibet.

Sapan Institute

The 5th reincarnation of Jampal Rigpai Raldri

Education[edit]

Dzongzar Shedra

Other Information[edit]

Previous Address:

T.G. Dhongthog Rinpoche
137 NW 205th St.
Seattle WA 98177

TBRC Profile

Main Students[edit]

Main Teachers[edit]

Quotes[edit]

Writings About Dhongthog Rinpoche[edit]

  • Heimbel, Jörg. The Life and Works of the 5th gDong thog sPrul sku bsTan pa'i rgyal mtshan (b. 1933). M.A Thesis

Publications[edit]

In English[edit]

  • Dhongthog Rinpoche, Important Events in Tibetan History, Delhi, 1968.
  • T.G. Dhongthog, New Light English-Tibetan Dictionary, Dharamsala, 1988.
  • T.G. Dhongthog Rinpoche, The Light of Knowledge: Modern English Grammar, Paljor Publications. ISBN 81-86230-43-2 - newest version, 2004.
  • T.G. Dhongthog Rinpoche, The Earth Shaking Thunder of True Word, Sapan Institute, 1996.

In Tibetan[edit]

  • gzab bris kyi rnam gzhag ka dpe dang bcas pa blo gsal dga' skyed, Sapan Institute, 1975
  • ma bcos dngos 'brel brjod pa dus kyi me lce, Paljor Publications, 1979
  • mi mjed 'jig rten khams kyi rnam gzhag gna' rabs pa'i 'dod thsul la dpyad pa rigs pa'i snang byed, Sapan Institute, 1993
  • bden gtam sa gzhi 'dar ba'i 'brug sgra, Sapan Institute, 1996
  • rgyal ba'i bstan la 'khrul pa smra ba'i rdul sel lung rigs kyi byi dor dag byed zegs ma, Sapan Institute, 2000
  • gangs can bod kyi rgyal rabs lo tshigs dang dus 'gyur yo lang la dpyad pa sngon med deb ther gzur gnas dpyod ldan dgyes pa'i dbyangs snyan, Sapan Institute, 2002
  • tsom bris sna tshogs phogs bsdus utpal gzhon nu'i chun po, Sapan Institute, 2004
  • rtsom bris sna tshogs phyogs bsdus utpal gzhon nu'i chun po, Sapan Institute, 2004
  • tre hor gdong sprul bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan gyi 'dir snang yo lang lo rgyus brjod pa zol med ngag gi rol mo, Sapan Institute, 2004
  • sde gzhung lung rigs sprul sku'i gsung zin phyogs bsgrigs, Sapan Institute, 2004
  • 'jam mgon rgyal ba'i bstan dgra rdul du rlag byed lung rigs gnam lcags thog mda' , Sapan Institute, 2006
  • Dr. David P. Jackson, Translator: Dhongthog Rinpoche, sde gzhung lung rigs sprul sku byams pa kun dga' bstan pa'i nyi ma rin po che'i rnam thar, Sapan Institute, 2006
  • 'thad par smra ba'i gtam mdongs mtha' sil pa'i zlos gar, Sapan Institute

Further Reading[edit]

  • Heimbel, Jörg. The Life and Works of the 5th gDong thog sPrul sku bsTan pa'i rgyal mtshan (b. 1933). M.A Thesis

Other Sapan Institute Publications[edit]

  • dge 'dun chos 'phel,rgya gar gyi gnas chen khag l bgrod pa'i lam yig, 1976
  • mkhan po phrin las chos 'phel, rje bla ma 'jam dbyangs kun dga' bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan gyi rnam par thar pa byin rlabs rgya mtsho ngo mtshar gter mdzod, 2000
  • dze smad g.yo rdzun klan ka'i lan, lung rigs rdo rje'i me char 'di, rnying rgan sangs rgyas rdo rjes sbyar, 2004
  • Tulku Yeshi Gyatso, lha chen po khyab 'jug gi 'jug pa bcu'i rtogs brjod snyan pa'i ngag tu bsdebs pa rtsa 'grel dri za'i 'jig rten nyul ba'i lam yig yig, 2004
  • thu'u bkwan chos kyi rdo rje, nor bu ke ta ka'i byi dor, 2004

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