Lama of Lamas (2 volumes) by Jackson & David Paul
The Life of the Vajra-master Chogye Trichen Rinpoche
Lama of Lamas is the inspiring and amazing life story of a modern buddha. Born in Tibet in 1919 into a venerable family of religious nobility, Chogye Trichen Rinpoche was enthroned as abbot of Nalendra Monastery when he was still just a teenager. After leaving his homeland as a refugee in 1959, he would eventually become in India and Nepal the revered guru of many of the greatest masters of Tibetan Buddhism. "Kyabje Chogye Trichen Rinpoche was a very great master and important lineage holder in the Saskya tradition. He was a highly respected teacher, not only for mee, but also for tens of thsousands of devoted disciples throughout the world. His influence extended far beyond the Sakya tradition. Recognizing his excellent good qualities, the greatest masters of our time from every tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself, requested Chogye Trichen Rinpoche to bestow empowerments and teachings uopn them. He is one of the most important root gurus, as I received the entire Collections of Tantras empowerments, teachings and transmissions from him. He is still revered and supplicated even after his parinirvana in 2007.