Tenzing Rikksang is one of Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche’s primary attendants. He has attended Kyabje Khyentse Rinpoche for over 10 years now, in Bhutan, at Shechen Monastery in Nepal, in retreat, and in Rinpoche’s travels around the world.
As such, he has had privileged access and view on the life of this precious teacher.
An avid and skilled photographer – above his commitments and practice as a monk and attendant – Tenzing is also in charge of media for Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche.
His images display a subtle eye and a heart of devotion.
“I have been a monk since I was 10 years old and was very fortunate to have been selected to serve Kyabje Khyentse Yangsi when I was nineteen. Since then my devotion and faith in my Guru has become absolute. I count my blessings every day that I can serve my guru and be in his presence.
In his infinite kindness, knowing that I was interested in photography, Kyabje Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche-la presented me with my first camera. Since then my love and interest in photography has grown even more. What makes me very happy is that through Photography I can capture and share special moments of my guru with everyone. Photography is truly a way for me to be able to pay homage to Guru Kyabje Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche. It also gives me a opportunity to share how I see the world through my eyes.”
– Tenzing Rikksang
About The Work:
The images in this gallery were offered with grace by Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche to Dharma Eye.
We are grateful to Khyentse Rinpoche for his blessings and Tenzing Rikksang for his kindness in sharing these precious images that compose this first series in “Images of Devotion” at Dharma Eye.
As a monk and disciple of Khyentse Rinpoche, all of the profits from Tenzing’s image sales at Dharma Eye beyond the 25% to the Featured Cause of the Month goes directly to support Khyentse Rinpoche’s activities through Shechen: