All of us at DorjeShugden.com are very happy and excited to share with you these momentous videos of H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche’s recent teaching tour in Europe. These are the first videos we have of the young Trijang Rinpoche beginning to turn the wheel of Dharma again, and are very happy to share the opportunity for all to rejoice in.
It is significant that in this lifetime, Trijang Rinpoche is beginning to turn the wheel of Dharma in a continent where Dharma is strongly taking root and flourishing. Emerging out of an old Tibet into a ‘new’ Europe, Dharma is now being practiced, upheld and propagated by a whole new dynamic generation of lamas and practitioners, free from the scrutiny of the Tibetan government and religious bans.
Other very eminent teachers of our tradition were also present at Trijang Rinpoche’s teachings, including great masters like H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche, H.E. Gonsar Rinpoche, H.E. Tenzin Rabgyä Rinpoche (Geshe Rabten’s incarnation), Gaden Jangtse Geshe Tsultrim, Geshe Thubten Trinley and Geshe Bunga. This tour not only marked Trijang Rinpoche’s ‘coming of teaching age’ but was also a grand confluence of the most prominent lamas in the world today, responsible for bringing the Dharma and our precious lineage to new practitioners across all continents.
From the videos, we can see that Trijang Rinpoche is continuing where he ‘left off’ in his previous incarnation, promoting, spreading and teaching the very same practices that he was well known for – Vajrayogini, Yamantaka and Dorje Shugden.
Trijang Rinpoche in Switzerland
First, please share in the many auspicious blessings that Trijang Rinpoche shared with the world in the first video of his visit to Switzerland. Here, we can see that a long life puja (tenshug) was offered to Trijang Rinpoche, requesting him to live long and turn the wheel of Dharma.
Then, from 28.33 minutes onwards, Trijang Rinpoche performs a Dorje Shugden puja with other high eminent lamas.
This video also features the celebrations for Trijang Rinpoche’s 30th birthday and ends with a powerful and highly blessed Yamantaka initiation.
H.E. Gonsar Rinpoche who is the spiritual director of Rabten Choeling Monastery is a very erudite scholar, deep practitioner and has attained many meditative levels and higher states of consciousness. Gonsar Rinpoche comes from a long line of predecessors who are accomplished masters. He is extremely devoted to his root Gurus; Geshe Rabten and Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche.
When H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche resided in Gaden Shartse Monastery, he was issued many death threats from certain factions on the Dalai Lama’s side, which is unbelievable. Although the Dalai Lama was not pleased at all with the threats towards Trijang Rinpoche’s precious life, Trijang Rinpoche had to flee Gaden and stay in Switzerland. Gonsar Rinpoche and his students offered a safe haven for the young Trijang Rinpoche, providing him room, boarding and traditional education for many years. It is due to the devotion, hard work and kindness of Gonsar Rinpoche that Trijang Rinpoche is so strong and doing so well now. This should not be forgotten by any practitioners who consider Trijang Rinpoche their teacher.
Trijang Rinpoche also gave the oral transmission of Dorje Shugden’s practice in Switzerland in Rabten Choeling. (Please note that earlier in 2012, Trijang Rinpoche had made a trip to Mongolia where he conferred the full Dorje Shugden initiation (sogtae) in two places also).
We at DorjeShugden.com are eternally indebted to this supreme incarnation manifesting as Gonsar Rinpoche who has done such a great service to Buddha’s doctrine and the tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa. We wish Gonsar Rinpoche our deepest good wishes and prayers for inviting Trijang Rinpoche in 2012 to turn the wheel of Dharma in his monastery again. It is indeed a historic visit, culminating in the reconnection of great beings who have clean and clear samaya with each other.
Trijang Rinpoche currently resides in his own beautiful Dharma center and is travelling the world now to spread the precious teachings of Lord Buddha. We rejoice, with tears flowing from our eyes and hands folded, at the young Trijang Rinpoche fulfilling the legacy of his highly realized predecessors.
May Trijang Rinpoche, Gonsar Rinpoche, Rabten Rinpoche, Gangchen Rinpoche, Geshe Thubten Trinley, Geshe Tsultrim, Geshe Bunga, Lama Michel and all great Dharma teachers in the world have tremendously long life, excellent health and supreme manifestations without end.
Auspicious pictures of Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche’s visit to Switzerland:
Trijang Rinpoche in Italy
Hosted at Albagnano Healing Meditation Center (Gangchen Rinpoche’s magnificent Dharma center) in Italy, Trijang Rinpoche conferred a Yamantaka initiation to practitioners there.
As the former Trijang Rinpoche was Gangchen Rinpoche’s root guru, this visit by the young incarnation is especially auspicious for continuing the lineage to the next generation of practitioners. Gangchen Rinpoche is known for having students from all over Europe and around the world so the blessings from Trijang Rinpoche’s visit and teachings will continue to spread outwards from Albagnano, Italy to everywhere else.
Present at this blessed occasion were also H.E. Gongsar Rinpoche, Ven. Tenzin Rabgyä Rinpoche, and of course H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche and his closest disciple Lama Michel Rinpoche.
H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche also comes from a long line of highly accomplished practitioners and has originated from the Mahasiddha Darikapa. In Gangchen Rinpoche’s previous lives he was also the abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, having a tremendously close, affectionate and deep relationship with the line of Panchen Lamas. In fact, Gangchen Rinpoche’s personal monastery in Tibet is in Shigatse, very near Panchen Lama’s own Tashi Lhunpo monastery. For many incarnations, Panchen Lama and Gangchen Rinpoche have had close and intimate spiritual relationships which is continues to this day.
When Gangchen Rinpoche visited his personal monastery and Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, Tibet, tens of thousands of people came to receive blessings from him. It took three full days for Gangchen Rinpoche to place his hands on the heads of each single blessing seeker.
Gangchen Rinpoche is well known for being a master of the Kalachakra tantra and his closeness to the mystical land of Shambhala. Gangchen Rinpoche has taken rebirth, and resided and presided in Shambhala many times. In this incarnation too, Gangchen Rinpoche is able to travel to Shambala with his mind as easily as it is for us to book a ticket to any destination in the world. Gangchen Rinpoche is also famous for being very close to various enlightened female energies called dakinis who often speak to him, sing tantric songs of emptiness to him and also offer certain teachings.
Gangchen Rinpoche is also a master of the Yamantaka, Guhyasamaja, Heruka and Vajrayogini tantras and has fully accomplished the Medicine Buddha practice, where he has become one with the Medicine Buddha. Gangchen Rinpoche creates blessing pills and blessed water that are world famous for healing the most stubborn of problems, afflictions and diseases. Many people who have had cancer have been healed by Gangchen Rinpoche, combined with the use of traditional western medicine. In the Tibetan tradition, it is believed that to see, feel and visualise Gangchen Rinpoche or to be in his presence is equal to being in the presence of Medicine Buddha himself. Gangchen Rinpoche is well known all over the world for his incredible healing abilities and, from time to time, for the show of open, Mahasiddha, miraculous powers.
Gangchen Rinpoche has a huge and lovely residence in Nepal, which was built upon a land that was dry and without any water source. Upon Gangchen Rinpoche’s arrival, he urinated on a spot upon this land and within a few days, from that very source, spring water sprung forth. To this day, many are still enjoying clean, clear, unlimited water from the place that Gangchen Rinpoche had blessed.
Wherever he travels, people often see rainbows or double rainbows appearing over his residence. He has travelled the world over from Asia, Indonesia, Eastern and Western Europe, South America and North America, planting peace naga wealth increasing vases in the land, in the forests, under the ground and in the oceans, appeasing a set of beings called nagas who could create potentially catastrophic dangers throughout our planet. On his own volition, Gangchen Rinpoche created these naga vases and planted them all around the world to appease these beings in order to bring about world peace. He travelled to 22 countries in one year to do this.
These are clear signs and indications of a highly realized Bodhisattva. Among his many Gurus, Gangchen Rinpoche considers Trijang Rinpoche his root Guru. You can see him respectfully escorting the young Trijang Rinpoche to his exalted center in Italy.
We at DorjeShugden.com, prostrating to this Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche, thank him so much for doing all the work he has done for decades and also, for creating the causes now for Trijang Rinpoche to turn the wheel of Dharma.
Auspicious pictures of Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche’s visit to Italy:
Trijang Rinpoche in Austria
At Tashi Rabten Monastery in Austria, Trijang Rinpoche revived the legacy left behind by his previous incarnation by conferring a Vajrayogini initiation.
This monastery in Austria is a branch of Rabten Choeling Monastery. H.E. Gonsar Rinpoche is also the spiritual director here and has nurtured hundreds of students in this renowned institution of learning. H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche was invited here and he graciously, with much patience and care, conferred the highest yoga tantric deity Vajrayogini’s empowerment.
How fortunate for the students in Switzerland, Italy, and Austria to have been in the presence of so many attained masters; and also for being able to bathe in the fountain spring that has no beginning or end of Dharma.
Videos of Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche’s tour of Europe 2012
Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche in Rabten Choeling, Switzerland
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Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche in Albagnano Healing Meditation Center, Italy
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Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche in Tashi Rabten, Austria
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