|templo de Kangyur Rinpoche no moinho do malhão, sul de Portugal,no monte da terra de Mu, face ao oceano Atlântico.|
Ama-la queria desenvolver este local, para as gerações futuras. As pequenas colinas são como montanhas de jóias, que podem ser uma oferenda preciosa. A geomância deste local é perfeita, e este sitio é o centro de Arya Tara. Isto é muito inspirador porque a minha mãe é uma verdadeira Mãe Tara, pelo menos para mim. Para mim, vir aqui é uma peregrinação. Todos nós queremos ir a sítios na Índia mas aqui, em Portugal, temos a sorte de Trulchique Rinpoche ter passado por aqui; e Amala ter falecido aqui; por isso para mim, este sitio não é diferente de Varanasi (1º ensinamento do Buda), Kushinagara(Paranirvana do Buda) ou Bodhgaya (iluminação do Buda). Estes grandes seres estiveram aqui, por isso, desse ponto de vista, estou realmente muito feliz que todos vocês possam aqui estar, e ser parte disto.A FKR não pertence a uma pessoa, mas a todos que queiram beneficiar dela.(TPWR e JKR)
Jetsün Jampa Chökyi (Ama-la), (Tibete 1922-Portugal,Algarve2004) esposa de Kangyur Rinpoche. Mãe de: Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, Rangdröl Rinpoche, Ringzinla, Yangchenla e Chokyila. Escolheu o sul de Portugal para viver os últimos anos da sua vida, desde 2002 viveu em monchique Karuna e em Mu kading tsang e morreu em Monchique no “Covão da Águia” no dia 25 do 12º mês, do ano do pássaro de madeira (15 de Fevereiro de 2004), com a idade de 84 anos. Todos os anos em França-Dordonhe e em Portugal no dia da sua morte se faz um tsok.
Biografia em inglês:
Jetsün Jampa Chökyi: Consort of Kangyur Rinpoche. Mother of Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche and Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche.
Jetsün Jampa Chökyi was born on the 30th day of the 12th Tibetan month, in 1922 in the year of the Dog. She was born and raised in Nyemo, central Tibet. Her father, Sonam Tobgyal, was from the Do-Gön family, descendants of King Trisong Detsen, and her mother, Deki Norzom, was a descendant of the Zanri Sarpa, the 6th family, or tribe, of Tibet through the lineage of her father, Rin Pong Desid.
From her childhood Jetsün Jampa Chökyi was devoted to spiritual practice, and was known for her exceptional kindness and compassion. She had several tutors for private education, and at the same time was very interested in practice and meditation. She met her first root teacher, Drakshung Rinpoche, at the age of seven and received teachings on mind-training and the preliminary practice. At the age of eight, she entered Samten Yangtse nunnery in Nyemo and became renowned for her meditation practice and renunciation. Whenever she came across the suffering of other beings, whether humans or animals, she was always ready to help at any cost. She dedicated herself to protecting animals from harm or slaughter and regularly offered food, clothing, or shelter to charities for people in difficulty. Often she would empty her own store of grain to provide for the poor.
In her youth, Jetsün Jampa Chökyi frequently travelled to south and east Tibet, due to the important political positions held by her mother and father. As a result, she had the opportunity to meet many great teachers and to study with them. Before Drakshung Rinpoche passed away, he predicted that she would meet her root teacher, with whom she had been connected for many lives. In 1936, when she was 14 years old, she went on a pilgrimage to visit sacred places in southern Tibet. When she reached Samye Chimpu, one of the khenpos from Dzogchen monastery, who would become the father of the 6th Dzogchen Rinpoche, told her that there would be a transmission of the complete collection of Buddha’s teachings (known as the Kangyur) given in Samye Chimpu by a most eminent teacher called Kangyur Rinpoche. The Khenpo advised Jetsün Jampa Chökyi to attend these transmissions, very precious and rare to receive. When she heard the name of Kangyur Rinpoche, her mind filled with joy and without a second thought she knew she must meet this great teacher. So she sent a few of her attendants and one of her nuns home to collect enough provisions to last throughout the transmissions.
According to the Khenpo’s advice and as preparation for these transmissions, Jetsün Jampa Chökyi completed the preliminary practices, and meditation upon the Guru sadhana called Ocean of Jewels (Norbu Gyatso), according to the tradition of Padma Lingpa. During her practice in this sacred place of Guru Padmasambhava, she had extremely auspicious experiences, visions and dreams. In one of her dreams, Guru Padmasambhava, the main deity in the Ocean of Jewels sadhana, transformed into the most impressive and powerful teacher. When she woke up, she felt that she had met this teacher many times, but could not say when. When she saw Kangyur Rinpoche arrive at Samye Chimpu, she realized that this was the person she had seen in her dream. She felt she had known Kangyur Rinpoche for many lifetimes.
She received his permission to attend the transmissions of the Kangyur collection. During that time, she received many other important initiations. In 1938, she received the getsülma ordination and, following Kangyur Rinpoche’s guidance, practised advanced meditations in various sacred places. During that time, she also studied other subjects with her private tutors, and became highly accomplished in poetry, grammar, music, dance, sculpture, and painting, all of which she continued to study for several years. During this time, she also served Kangyur Rinpoche’s mother in Nyemo.
In 1941, Kangyur Rinpoche’s mother passed away. Taking on himself her unfulfilled wish to go on pilgrimage, Kangyur Rinpoche decided to set off for to the holy sites of India and Nepal, followed by many of his students, amongst whom Jetsün Jampa Chökyi had the great privilege to be included. They travelled through Sikkim, Kalimpong, Patna, Vaishali, Nalanda, Udhampur, Rajgir, Vulture’s Peak, Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kushinagara, and then went to Nepal, where they visited Bodhnath,Swayambhunath, Namo Buddha and Lumbini, and back to India via Sravasti, Sankisa, Delhi, Sanchi, Ajanta, Allora, and then again Delhi and on to Amritsar, Baijnath, Simla, Mandi, and Tso Pema (Rewalsar). At Tso Pema, Kangyur Rinpoche stayed in retreat for several months. It was here that he composed the Shower of Blessings sadhana. From Manali, the group re-entered Tibet, travelling on foot to Kailash and Shigatse and finally returned to Nyemo. The whole journey took over a year, during which Kangyur Rinpoche had many visions and discovered several terma (hidden treasures). (!!)
In 1943, Kangyur Rinpoche and Jetsün Jampa Chökyi married and together they had six children. She continued to serve Kangyur Rinpoche and his activities until her very last days. She passed away in Portugal on February 15th, 2004, at the age of 84 (on the 25th day of the 11th month, according to the Tibetan lunar calendar).
Although exceedingly humble, Jetsün Jampa Chökyi inspired everyone who met her with the wisdom and compassion that ceaselessly radiated from her. Her entire life was devoted to study and practice. She was regarded by many high lamas, and by all who knew her, as a truly accomplished practitioner. For all of us who had the great fortune to meet her, she has forever changed our lives with her kindness and realization.
Every year, the Chanteloube community gathers on the day of her anniversary to perform the practice of tsok and to commemorate her extraordinary life.