Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Brilliant Moon

Brilliant Moon: The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse is a compilation of anecdotes, stories, and recollections from the friends, family, and students of Buddhist meditation master and scholar Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Half of Brilliant Moon consists of Dilgo Khyentse's early life story told in his own words; the other half draws testimony from his wife, grandson, and spiritual heir, as well as such notable figures as the Queen Mother of Bhutan and many more. Enhanced with a handful of black-and-white photographs, extensive notes, a glossary, and a bibliography, Brilliant Moon is a welcome addition to Buddhist studies shelves strong in biographies of spiritual leaders.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991) was one of the most influential and respected Tibetan Buddhist masters of our age. There was something remarkable about his presence that impressed everyone who met him, a quality of mind that comes across even in photographs. Here is his memoir of an incredible life of study, teaching, and solitary retreat, told with a wealth of anecdotes and stories. It will be an inspiration to the readers of his numerous books - as well as to all Buddhist practitioners, who will welcome this rare opportunity to hear the experiences of a highly realized being in his own words.

The second half of the book is a treasury of recollections about Khyentse Rinpoche by his wife, Khandro Lhamo; his grandson and heir, Sechen Rabjam Rinpoche; and other lamas and friends who knew him well.

"It gives me immense pleasure to know that this authentic account of the life and activities of Khyentse Rinpoche, who I am fortunate to revere among my own precious teachers, has been prepared to remind those who knew him and inform those who did not." The Dalai Lama.

"Who could ever forget Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche if they had ever seen him? Both in his spiritual realization and in his physical appearance and build, he was larger than life. In every sense there was something universal, even superhuman, about him." Sogyal Rinpoche.


Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche chronicles the life of the writer, poet, and meditation master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of Tibet's most revered 20th-century Buddhist teachers. Known as the teacher of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Royal Family of Bhutan, his life and teachings were an inspiration to all who encountered him. Two of his admirers are Richard Gere and Lou Reed, who provide the narration for his dangerous journey out of China and the subsequent spread of his influence around the world.

Brilliant Moon was filmed in Tibet, India, Bhutan, the United States and Nepal, and uses animation, rare archival footage, and photos, along with new interviews with some of Tibet's great teachers, to tell Khyentse Rinpoche's moving life story, from birth to death to rebirth.

Written and directed by Neten Chokling (Milarepa movie), a student of Khyentse Rinpoche, and filmed in Tibet, India, Bhutan, Nepal and the United States, Brilliant Moon uses animation, previously unseen archival footage and photos along with new interviews of Tibet's great teachers, to tell Khyentse Rinpoche's moving life story, from birth to death to rebirth. This is an intimate, moving and revelatory look at a transcendent spiritual being.

  • Featuring
  • • Richard Gere &Lou Reed (Narration)
  • • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • • Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
  • • Matthieu Ricard
  • • Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche
  • • Rabjam Rinpoche
  • • Sogyal Rinpoche

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