Jigmed Phuntsok Rinpoche
Khenpo Jikme Phuntsok Jungné (Tib. འཇིགས་མེད་ཕུན་ཚོགས་འབྱུང་གནས་, Wyl. 'jigs med phun tshogs 'byung gnas) (1933-2004) was an incarnation of Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa and an emanation of Mipham Rinpoche.
Once, when he was fifteen, he was overcome by intense devotion for the Dzogchen teachings and especially for Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, who appeared to him in a vision, and granted his blessings so that Khen Rinpoche experienced the nature of mind.
During the time of the Chinese invasion and occupation of Tibet, starting in 1950, Khenpo withdrew increasingly from normal monastic life until in 1959 he took to the remote mountains, herding a small flock of goats and sheep.
Throughout this time, he was able, through legendary exploits and means, to elude the Chinese authorities.
En route in Beijing, he met the Tenth Panchen Lama, Chökyi Gyaltsen, and gave teachings on the Thirty-Seven Practices of the Bodhisattvas to a crowd of over 5,000 people, including Tibetans, Chinese, Mongolians, and other Buddhist practitioners. At Wu Tai Shan, the audience for his teachings swelled to 10,000 on occasions.
where he gave empowerments and teachings including the empowerments of Tertön Sogyal’s termas, Tendrel Nyesel and Vajrakilaya, as well as his own terma treasures of Manjushri and Vajrakilaya, and Dzogchen teachings.
- Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö
- Khenpo Namdrol
- Metrul Tendzin Gyatso
- Namtrul Rinpoche
- Tare Lhamo
- Tulku Lungtok
- Khenpo Sodargye
- Jigme Phuntsok, Always Present—The Luminous Wisdom of Jigme Phuntsok, edited by Khenpo Sodargye (Snow Lion, 2015)
- Holly Gayley, "The ethics of cultural survival: A Buddhist vision of progress in Mkhan po 'Jigs phun’s Heart Advice to Tibetans for the 21st Century" in Mapping the Modern in Tibet: PIATS 2006: Tibetan Studies; Proceedings of the eleventh seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Königswinter 2006
- Karma Phuntso, H.H. Khenpo Jigme Phuntsho: A Tribute and a Translation, Journal of Bhutan Studies, 2004, Volume 11 Winter '04 Issue 11, pp. 129-136
- Lopön Sonam Tsewang et al, 5th Anniversary of Chöje Jigme Phuntsok Jungne: Prayer Ceremony for World Peace, Bodh Gaya, India, 2nd - 6th January 2008
- Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, Padma Publications, 2005, pp.475-476