His Holiness the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje


Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche


Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Khenchen Tsültrim Gyamtso, otherwise known as Dechen Rangdrol, is learned in sutra, tantra, and all the major and minor fields of knowledge. The display of his accomplishment in experience and realization is perfectly complete. He is utterly renowned throughout the world, both in the East and in the West. An ignorant, ordinary being such as myself would be incapable of writing a proper biography detailing the full deeds of this guru, Vajradhara, on their outer, inner, and secret levels. Nevertheless, I did not dare refuse the command of the lord of victorious ones, the glorious Karmapa, Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje, who asked me to compile this volume. Furthermore, in 1993, I had the good fortune of transcribing most of the guru Vajradhara’s autobiography, which he orally dictated to me. Therefore, what follows will be an account of the guru’s life story on the outer level of common appearances...


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