H. E. the 7th Kyabje Yongzin
H.E. the 7th Kyabje Yongzin
TEACHINGS AND RETREAT ON
LAM RIM CHENMO
10 – 17 MAY 2018
The Lama Tzong Khapa Institute is pleased to announce that from 10 – 17 May 2018, H. E. the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche here in Pomaia to teach Lam Rim Chenmo. Ling Rinpoche will be accompanied by her teacher Thubten Rabgyé.
Is a precious opportunity for all, whether you are already one of his students or even if you have never met him
More information about the event and how to register will be available from 1th February, 2018.
His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche Biography
His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was born in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India, on 18 November 1985. In 1987, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama recognized Him as the reincarnation of the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche (1903 – 1983), who was the most Senior Tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama who refers to Him as “my root Guru”.
He was recently awarded His Geshe Degree from Drepung Loseling Monastic University in South India, in November 2016. H.E. 7th Ling Rinpoche is currently completing the traditional one year of further studies at Gyuto Tantric College in Dharamsala and continues to be closely guided and advised by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and going to become the main holder of Lama Tzong Khapa tradition.
Official website of H.E. the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche: www.lingrinpoche.info
Je Tsong khapa’s Lam-Rim Chen Mo or The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path is one of the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist classics. The work falls into the Lam-rim genre which stemmed from the Kadampa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Its main structure is based on the division of three levels of spiritual beings, which Atisha puts forth in The Lamp for the Path, and the three principles of the path.
The Lam-Rim Chen Mo shows that the entire range of exoteric Buddhist teachings is to be seen as descriptions of a coherent structure of the Buddhist path. Like a repository of Buddhist scriptures, it extensively draws from such sources as Sutras, Indian treatises, and sayings of earlier Tibetan masters, and it demonstrates that they collectively elucidate the progressive stages of an individual’s spiritual training.
The Lam-Rim Chen Mo is also written as a comprehensive manual of Buddhist practice. It deals with many details on how to conduct meditation and spiritual practice in routine activities; and it also shows how to use scriptural sources as practical instructions.
Geshé Thubten Rabgyé, tutor of the Supreme Emanation of the 7th Kyabjé Yongzing Ling Rinpoche, was born in 1959 in Ladakh, Northern India, in a place called Nyemo. His father’s name was Tashi Rabten and his mother’s name was Rikzin Drolma. Near to his birthplace are snow mountains and a beautiful lake, in whose waters individuals may glimpse what the future holds for them, like Lake Lhamo Latsho in Tibet.
Until the age of twelve, he lived at home with his parents and siblings, attending the local school – High School of Nyemo – until the fifth class. At the age of twelve, he joined Pethub Monastery in Ladakh and for three years he trained in memorizing the monastery’s corpus of prayers and practices. Pethub Monastery follows the practice of vinaya discipline (‘dul ba’i bca’ khrims) incorporating the three basic practices of summer retreat (dbyar gnas), the ceremony for releasing the summer retreat rules (dgag dbye), and the bi-monthly ceremony of confession and restoration of vows (gso jong).
In 1975, he entered Drepung Loseling Monastery in South India, which is acclaimed as the second Nalanda Monastery in the land of Aryas. Then in the presence of the H.H. the 6th Yongdzin Ling Rinpoche, Great Vajradhara, the 97th Holder of the Ganden Throne, he received novice vows and full ordination (bikshu) vows, and was given the name Thubten Rabgyé. In turn, he progressively received the vows and precepts of complete reliance. Furthermore, in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kyabjé Yongdzin Ling Rinpoche, and Khyabjé Yongdzin Trijang Rinpoche, he received many teachings on sutra and tantra.
For twenty years, he received commentaries on the five scriptural categories (poti) from many teachers, who were both great scholars and practitioners, and who assisted him equally. Then having concluded his study and contemplation of these topics, he successfully completed the two-year karam and the two-year lopon examinations.
In 1994, at Drepung Loseling Monastery, in the presence of Ganden Tri Rinpoché and both the Shartse Chojé and the Jangtse Chojé, and in front of an assembly of monks from the three great monasteries, he successfully completed the examination for the Lharam Geshé degree, achieving the highest mark. Then during the time of the Great Prayer Festival of Lhasa, he was conferred the title of Lharampa Geshé, in the presence of thousands of monks from the three great monastic seats.
In 1995 Geshé la joined Gyumé Monastery where he engaged in the study and practice of sacred texts on secret mantra as presented in Guhyasamaja, Heruka, and Yamantaka tantras. In due course, he took the required examinations and sat for the Ngakrampa debate examination, where he achieved the highest rank.
On returning to Drepung Monastery, he resumed giving teachings to his students on the five major fields of study including Middle Way, Logic, Prajnaparamita, Vinaya, and Abhidharma. In 1996, His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed him as debate companion and tutor of the Supreme Emanation of the 7th Kyabjé Ling Rinpoché. As he fulfilled this role, he continued without break to give teachings to his other students. In 2002, he was appointed Disciplinarian of Guymé Tantric College.
Geshé la’s duties include representing the Ganden Tripa at different events such as the General Meeting of Buddhists from the Himalayan Regions in 2010, the Conference of International Vinaya Holders 2016, and the International Buddhist Conference in Japan in 2015. In 2016, he participated in the Tantric Conference of Ganden Academia. Also in 2016, he acted as the tutor of the reincarnation of Bakula Rinpoché, the head Lama of Ladakh Pethub Monastery, taking responsibility for his education. Then in 2017 he visited South Korea and gave teachings on Buddhism to numerous disciples. He has attended many seminars and conferences at the Dialectic School of Ladakh, and the National Assembly of India a number of times. While engaged in these activities Geshé la continues to fulfil his commitment to teach the five great treatises to disciples.
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