Thrangu Rinpoche was born in in Kham, Tibet. He is deemed to be a prominent tulku (reincarnate lama) in the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, the ninth reincarnation in his particular line. His full name and title is the Very Venerable Ninth Khenchen Thrangu Tulku. The Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche was born in Kham, Tibet, in At the age of five, he was formally recognized by His Holiness. A Short Biography. Very Venerable Ninth Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Karma Lodro Ringluk Maway Singye. Thrangu Rinpoche was born in November

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More than years ago, The Buddha took birth in Lumbini, Siddartha attained enlightenment in Lumbini, in present day Nepal. After being raised as a prince, he recognized that existence was marked by impermanence, that no matter how rich you are, no matter how powerful you are, no matter how much pleasure and enjoyment you have, there is nothing you can do to run away from the suffering of old age, sickness, and death.

Our Abbot – The Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

He realized that there was no way to avoid these; even a king could not buy his way out khechen this suffering. He felt great weariness with the world and renounced the world at the age of 29 and left his worldly royal life in search of the truth.

By doing this, the Buddha demonstrated that as long as someone is attached to money, food, clothes, and all the pleasures of life, full dedication to spiritual practice is impossible. But if one gives up attachment, then the achievement of Buddhahood khsnchen a possibility. After the Buddha left home, he led a life of austerities for six years by the banks of the Nirajana river in India.

These austerities did not lead to his enlightenment, but the years spent doing ascetic practices were not wasted because they had the specific purpose of showing future disciples that the Buddha had put a very great amount of effort, perseverance and diligence into achieving the goal of enlightenment.

So that is why the Buddha engaged in this deed of six years of austerities by a riverside. In rinpocge end, the Buddha gave up the practice of austerities, by accepting a bowl of yogurt. In contrast to the austerities, the Buddha ate this nutritious food and gave his body a rest regaining all his physical splendor and health.

He put his clothes back on and went thranngu the bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya. We have to eliminate the negativity in our mind and have to develop the positive qualities of knowledge and understanding.

This is far more important than what goes on outside of us.

So, austerities are not the point in themselves, they alone do not bring us enlightenment. After giving khhenchen the ascetic practice, the Buddha went to the bodhi tree and vowed to stay under this tree until he reached final awakening.


By doing so, the Buddha demonstrated to us that true practice should be in the middle of the two extremes: Since the Buddha developed all the qualities of meditation to the utmost stages, he was able to reach enlightenment.

He did this to demonstrate that we also can reach enlightenment. As a khencheh of fact, one of the main points of the whole Buddhist philosophy is to show us that Buddhahood is not something to be found outside of us, but something we can achieve by looking inside ourselves. In the same way as the Buddha Shakyamuni reached enlightenment, we also can achieve enlightenment.

And the qualities that we will attain with enlightenment will be khnchen different from the ones the Buddha attained.

Also, the Buddha managed to eliminate all the negative emotions, the same ones we presently experience. The Buddha turned the wheel of the dharma three times, meaning He taught in three different ways.

The first is called the Hinayana, which consists of the teachings on the Four Noble Truths, meditation and developing an understanding of the emptiness rinpochhe self. The second is the Mahayana teachings which involve the study of emptiness of phenomena and practicing the bodhisattva path.

The third turning is the Vajrayana which involves the understanding that everything is not completely empty, but there is also Buddha-nature that pervades all sentient rinpocbe. So, the possibility of happiness or reaching liberation is entirely up to us.

If we practice the path that leads to liberation, we will attain Buddhahood. But if we rnpoche not practice it, then we cannot expect to reach enlightenment. The choice is entirely ours. But still there is something that comes from the Buddha and this is the path to liberation.

To provide us with that means for liberation, the Buddha turned thranyu wheel of the dharma. From the Buddha, to his principal disciples, the turning of kenchen wheel of dharma continued from generation to generation.

Since that time, many lineages developed in Tibet, the main ones being the Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug. The Kagyu Lineage was brought from India by Marpa in the 10th century, and continued khdnchen the activities of his principal student Milarepa, the great yogi.

Since that time, there has been an extraordinarily close relationship between each of the successive Karmapas and Thrangu tulkus. The names of each of the Thrangu Rinpoches, are:. When he was four, H. From age seven he studied reading and writing, grammar, poetry, astrology, etc.

Our Abbot – The Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche – Gampo Abbey

At the age of sixteen rimpoche began his studies of inner knowledge and philosophy. He made a precise study of the necessary texts with Lama Khenpo Lodro Rapsel. At the age of twenty-three he received gelong ordination from H.

At the age of twenty-seven he arrived in India and, under orders from H. Karmapa, went to Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim. At the age of thirty-five he was given the geshe examination on sutra, tantra, and the Kagyu tradition in the presence of monks, all of different sects, in Baksa, India, and was given the degree of Geshe Rabjam.


Europe, Asia, North America. In order kenchen benefit the many impoverished children in the Himalayan region, Rinpoche established the Thrahgu Mangal Dvip School in Kathmandu, with a branch at Namo Buddha, where over students thrangi the age khenchej 5 to 16, are fed, clothed, housed while receiving both a religious and secular education.

Rinpoche has led the reconstruction efforts for Thrangu Monastery in Kham where more than monks are now once again practicing and teaching the dharma. As Rinpochr Buddha discovered, existence is permeated with suffering. However, as he himself discovered, and then taught at Sarnath, there is a path to liberation from suffering. These teachings on the Four Noble Truths are the core of what is now called Buddhism. Again, as the Buddha taught, it is possible to traverse the path to liberation from suffering.

Through the study of the teachings, one can examine for oneself the truth of these teachings. Tibetan Buddhism, and particularly the Kagyu lineage, is built on the foundation of the Hinayana, the first turning of the wheel of dharma, and the renunciation of Samsara.

Based upon that, and seeing the suffering of all sentient beings, it includes many skillful means to alleviate that suffering, both for oneself and for others, which is the Mahayana, the second turning of the wheel of dharma. Finally, the ultimate path taught in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition is the Vajrayana, the diamond-like vehicle, which teaches the methods for attaining liberation in this very lifetime through directly seeing the nature finpoche mind.

Through the blessings and teachings of the Kagyu forefathers, this lineage has both an extremely powerful monastic and lay tradition. From this point of view and practice, disciples can apply their discipline to all aspects of life, whether in a monastery or driving to work. The names of each of the Thrangu Rinpoches, are: Nyedon Drubgyu Singye 2. Drubwang Karma Namgyal 3. Karma Sherab Gyatso 6. Karma Kunkyab Nyima 7. Karma Nyedon Gyatso 8. Thrqngu Thinley Rabgye 9.

Why Buddhism As Shakyamuni Buddha discovered, existence is permeated with suffering. The Value of Buddhist Knowledge Again, as the Buddha taught, it is possible to traverse the path to khencheb from suffering. rinpofhe

Tibetan Buddhism Tibetan Buddhism, and particularly the Kagyu lineage, is built on kjenchen foundation of the Hinayana, the first turning of the wheel of dharma, and the renunciation of Samsara.