First All-Tibetan Meeting
This photo shows Tibetan lamas from all the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions at the occasion of the the very first Dharma meeting held in His Holiness the Dalai Lama's first residence in exile, in Dharamsala, North India, 1963.
On the left side of HH Dalai Lama is Sakya Gongma Rinpoche, the 16th Karmapa and Dudjom Rinpoche. On the right side of HH the Dalai Lama is the 6th Yongdzin Ling Rinpoche, the 3rd Yongdzin Trijang Rinpoche and Bhakula Rinpoche.
Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche is on the backside of the 16th Karmapa and Dudjom Rinpoche. There are many more eminent scholars from different schools of Tibetan Buddhism including Gen Pema Gyaltsen and others in this picture.
There has been an effort to idenfy all Masters on the photo by email@example.com:
1Sa-skya Khen-po Sang-gyay Ten-zin
7 Dze-may Rinpoche (b.1927), author of the "Timely Shower" which re-started the Shug-den controversy in the 1970s
9 Maybe number 9 is Kalsang Rinpoche?
12 Nyi-ma Gen-tsen (sp?), teacher to HHDL for Tsong-kha-pa's "Essence of Eloquence"
13 name unknown, Dre-bung Go-mang Geshe
14 Kyabje Gelek Rinpoche, spiritual leader of Jewel Heart?
16 Ngawang Thondup Narkyid, the co-author with Melvin Goldstein of the big red "English-Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan," and collaborator in the "Fluent Tibetan" language course out of the University of Virginia. He is currently the biographer of HH the Dalai Lama, and works in HH's office in Dharamsala. After careers as an official in the Potala in the 1940s and as a "young communist" in Beijing, he became a guerrilla after the 1959 Lhasa Uprising and made his way to India, then eventually to the University of Michigan where he received a Masters degree in Linguistics. He has travelled and taught extensively.
17 Could be Tulshik Rinpoche one of the spiritual masters of HHDL.
18 Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
19 Kalu Rinpoche
20 Drukpa Tuksey Rinpoche, important Drukpa Kagyu master
21 Khunu Rinpoche?
22 name unknown, Abbot emeritus of Gan-den Jang-tsay
26 Ban-gor (sp?) Rinpoche
28 Sha-gor Ken-dru (sp?), currently not a monk; living in Switzerland
30 His Holiness Taklung Matul who was the previous Lineage Holder of Taklung Kagyu.The present one is now residing in dharamsala. Taklung Matul is the lineage holder from Marthang the biggest Taklung Monastery. This picture is confirmed by HH Taklung Matul himself (the present one).
31 Dra-yap Gyam-gön (sp?), currently not a monk; living in Paris?
A Gelug lama Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche who now is living in Germany and is a teacher of Chödzong [www.choedzong.de].
32 Ser-kong Tsen-shap Rinpoche
33 Dre-bung Loseling Abbot, Pe-ma Gen-tsen
34 Abbot of Gan-den Shar-tsay
35 Abbot of Se-ra May (se ra smad)
36 Abbot of Drebung Go-mang, "Lo-sang"
37 HH Dudjom Rinpoche
38 HH the 16th Karmapa
39 HH the Sakya Trizin
40 HH the Dalai Lama
41 senior tutor Ling Rinpoche
42 junior tutor Trijang Rinpoche
43 Kirti Rinpoche, currently? working in HHDL Religious Affairs office; assistant to Kirti Tsen-shap Rinpoche
44 A-lak Jik-may Rinpoche
45 Kushok Bakula, who is sometimes called the head lama of Ladakh, at one time (currently) ambassador to Mongolia.
Namo Gurube _((🏔))_
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