Khenpo Munsel

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Khenpo Munsel (Tib. མཁན་པོ་མུན་སེལ་, Wyl. mkhan po mun sel) (1916-1993) — a student of Khenpo Ngawang Palzang, he was imprisoned by the Chinese for many years, during which he gave Dzogchen teachings, such as Yeshe Lama and Chöying Dzö to other lamas in the prison, including Adeu Rinpoche and Garchen Rinpoche.

Writings

  • rdo rje 'chang dngos mkhan chen mun sel mchog gi zab gsung gces bsdus dang nyer mkho khag cig, Tsadra Foundation, 2011

Which includes:

  • Prayer to the Guru to be Taken Care of Throughout All Lifetimes (tshe rabs rjes 'dzin gyi gsol 'debs)
  • Calling the Guru from Afar (bla ma rgyang 'bod)
  • (thol byung zhabs brtan smon lam)
  • Meditation and Recitation of Akṣobhya (mi 'khrugs pa'i bsgom bzlas)
  • The Illuminating Lamp: A Word by Word Commentary on 'The Ocean-like Wisdom Mind: An Aspiration for the Intermediate State' (bar do'i smon lam dgongs gcig rgya mtsho'i 'bru 'grel gsal ba'i sgron me)
  • Secret Path of Luminosity: The General Meaning of 'The Ocean-like Wisdom Mind: An Aspiration for the Intermediate State' (bar do'i smon lam dgongs gcig rgya mtsha'i spyi don 'od gsal gsang lam)
  • Notes on Yeshe Lama (bka' drin can gyis ye shes bla ma gsung skabs kyi zhal gdams rnams zin bris su bgyis pa)
  • (skyabs gcig 'khor lo'i mgon po bka' drin can rdo rje 'chang dngos mkhan chen mun sel mchog gi yang sprul rin po che'i zhabs brtan gsol 'debs 'chi med grub pa'i dga' ston)

Further Reading

  • Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, Padma Publications, 2005, 'Golok Khenchen Munsel', pages 524—526.

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