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Pronunciation of Phakchok

  • Pronunciation of Phakchok

    Posted by Lady-Aga on April 11, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Please may someone give me the phonetic pronunciation of Rinpoche’s name, Phakchok. I don’t want to keep going through the course pronouncing it wrongly in my head each time I read it. Thank you.

    Lady-Aga replied 9 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • amocelotl

    Member
    April 20, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    Hi Katy!

    I asked one of our translators, Oriane Lavole who teaches the Tibetan for Practitioners course about the correct pronunciation and meaning of Rinpoche’s name. Here is her response:

    Kyab (protection) gön (lord) is an honorific title.
    Phak means noble.
    Chok means supreme.
    Rinpoche means precious one or jewel, and it is a title given to realized masters or recognized reincarnations of such masters in the Tibetan tradition.

    You can find an audio recording of Oriane pronouncing Rinpoche’s name attached below.

    Thank you! I hope this answers your question!

  • Lady-Aga

    Member
    April 20, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Thank you for taking the time and trouble to reply to my query. Wow! that is a thorough answer which gave me useful additional info on top of clarifying the correct pronunciation of Rinpoche’s full name. With very many thanks, Katy.