Centennial Celebrations of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's birth

By Matthieu Ricard on March 05, 2010

The year 2010 marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910—1991), one of the most remarkable spiritual teachers of our time. On this special occasion, Khyentse Rinpoche's grand son and spiritual heir, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche is organizing, with the help of many Khyentse Rinpoche's disciples all over the world, various activities to celebrate Khyentse Rinpoche's life and introduce his young incarnation, Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, who will, for the first time, travel to Europe, North America and East Asia.

The inaugural part of these celebrations took place in a moving and festive atmosphere at Shechen Monastery in Nepal, from February 20 to 22, and were attended by a more than fifty major teachers, including Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Khamtrul Rinpoche. Thousands of devotees filed by to pay their respects to sacred relics put on display.

In conclusion of 2010 celebrations, Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche will consecrate stupas which have been built in the eight main holy places related to the Buddha's life in India and Nepal, in fulfillment of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's wishes.