Chhi’mèd Rig’dzin Rinpoche wearing an empowerment shawl

Chhi’mèd Rig’dzin Rinpoche

Kyabjé Khordong gTérchen Chhi’mèd Rig’dzin Rinpoche

Ngakma Yeshé Zér-tsal said of Chhi’mèd Rig’dzin Rinpoche:
I am ecstatically happy to have seen this Great Being. I experienced him as everything—countless beings—all for the benefit of all beings and inextricable from the rain and the growling thunder outside the house where the empowerments were held. There were myriads of him as phenomena that he commanded effortlessly. He seemed old—just old—he wasn’t suffering from old age. He was just old. When he was amused, smiled or laughed, the whole world was filled with happy Chhi’mèd Rig’dzin Rinpoche, and everything was happy. I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to see him. I felt completely intimate with him—like I knew his body and being. It’s too great to believe that I have the great good luck that I seem to have despite myself.