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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, photographed by Matthieu Ricard

By Matthieu Ricard on January 31, 2015

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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991), one of the greatest masters of Tibetan Buddhism, seated on the steps of the great stupa of Bodhnath, Kathmandu, surrounded by some of the incarnate lamas who gathered in Nepal on March 24, 1978 to receive an extensive cycle of teachings and initiations from him.
The ceremonial hats worn by some of the lamas are characteristic of the different traditions. Khyentse Rinpoche himself is wearing the ‘Lotus Crown,' which resembles the hat worn by Guru Padmasambhava. (24th March 1978)