Sherlock wrote:OK, from the khandro.net link
After a year she left for Kawa Karpo, a mountain in Southern Tibet which had been indicated by Trulzhi Rinpoche as the place she should go to. I later heard that she lived there for many years and had many students. Then in the Year of the Iron Boar, 1911, she took the body of light at the age of seventy-four.
by ChNN himself.
I had some confusion here too about Ayu Khandro but a little different than your confusion, because of the note on page 67 of the book "Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light" where it says in a note on page sixty seven, quote:
"Twentieth century practitioners of Dzogchen who have attained the Body of Light include the teacher and family members of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche for example his uncles Urgyen Tenzin (Togden) his two teachers Changchub Dorje and Ayu Khandro
, and Changchub Dorje's master, Nyala Pema Dündul."
However CHNN never said that, it was a note probably by the editor, so I thought for a while that CHNN had said that Ayu Khandro had manifested rainbow body because the book is pretty well diffused among Dzogchen practitioners, and says it is by Namkhai Norbu, but then I didn't hear him actually say that during teachings etc... so Norbu Rinpoche didn't
ever actually say that because CHNN wrote and said " I never said Ayu Khandro manifested rainbow body. Maybe some one confused to listen that her friend lady, she manifested rainbow body.
With many Tashi delegs
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I noticed that currently on Merigar Easts upcoming event page, at this time, there is a statement announcing Amitayus retreat which also says Ayu Khandro accomplished rainbow body, here is the link to Merigar East website, and the quote below from Merigar East website: http://www.dzogchen.ro/weekend-retreat-long-life-practice-of-amitayus
September 30 - October 2
Gompa of Merigar East
"We are inviting all people, which have transmission of Dzogchen from Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
to Merigar East for a weekend retreat of Long Life practice of Guru Amitayus.
The long-life practice Tsedrub Gongdü (Long Life of Guru Amitayus) is terma of famous
Terton Nyala Pema Dündul.Nyala Pema Dündul (1816-1872), also known as Terton Nyala Pema Duddul, was a teacher of
Dzogchen and Tantric Buddhism in Eastern Tibet. In particular, he discovered and practiced
the terma of the long-life practice of Guru Amitayus, called the Union of Primordial
Essences. Most sources state that the teacher in 1872 attained rainbow body. Many of his
students attained rainbow body (e.g. Ayu Khandro
and Nyala Rinpoche Rigdzin Changchub
The Long Life of Guru Amitayus is very important. Guru Padmasambhava with his consort
Mandarava practiced this practice in Maratica cave and realized the Siddhi of Immortality.
For any questions, please, find our contacts here."
So what I learned from this is if you don't hear it right from Rinpoche, and remember well what you heard, then
don't think Rinpoche said something if he didn't... must say though, the book threw me off some...