Chariot of the Fortunate: The Life of the First Yongey Mingyur Dorje

A fantastic, outrageous, and beautiful biography of the First Yongey Mingyur Dorje, written by Je Tukyi Dorje & Surmang Tendzin Rinpoche, describes the visionary inner life of this great treasure revealer showing us his wisdom, kindness, and extraordinary abilities.

Chariot of the Fortunate, the Life of the First Yongey Mingyur Dorje

by Je Tukyi Dorje and Surmang Tendzin Rinpoche, translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, drawings by Wendy Harding

November 2006
ISBN: 0-9741092-7-4
5.5 x 8.5 in., 128 pages
Tibetan and English

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This book includes a brief biography of Mingyur Dorje by Jamgon Kongtrul the Great, extracted from his Lives of the Hundred Treasure-Revealers, and the biography of Mingyur Dorje called Chariot of the Fortunate. The latter was begun by Dzigar Tukyi Dorje, and completed by Surmang Tendzin Rinpoche.

Chariot of the Fortunate is largely based upon oral traditions about the life of its subject. It is therefore free from the rigid organization that characterizes many Tibetan biographies. Reading it often feels like being spoken to by the writers, both because of its colloquial language and because of its informal structure. Nevertheless, it tells us a great deal about Mingyur Dorje, and perhaps something about ourselves.

  • This book is meant to inspire us. May everyone who reads it gain at least a glimpse of Yongey Mingyur Dorje's wisdom, kindness, and ability! – –Yeshe Gyamtso

  • I rejoice in and am grateful for this painstaking English translation by Yeshe Gyamtso of the biography of Yongey Mingyur Dorje. This biography is both concise and direct in its message, and has been translated in such a way that the clarity, simplicity, and directness of the Tibetan have been captured. I therefore hope and pray that it will be beneficial and useful to its readers.–— the Seventh Yongey Mingyur Dorje Tulku

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