Kyabje Zemey Choktrul Rinpoche receives Dorje Shugden initiation (sogtae) with two other young Tulkus from Lama Jampa Ngodrup at Yangding (Shugden) Monastery in Daocheng County, Sichuan, China. Thousands that day received Dorje Shugden’s sacred initiation also after four days of sacred Lam Rim teachings by Lama Jampa Ngodrup. You can see the large crowds that excitedly attended the Lam Rim teachings and Shugden initiation (photos below).
This young incarnation of Zemey Rinpoche is now officially reconnecting with his protector of many lifetimes through this initiation. Remember Zemey Rinpoche was the root guru of the current Dalai Lama’s translator Geshe Thupten Jinpa. His Holiness Dalai Lama rejects Zemey Rinpoche, yet takes his student as his translator.
Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche is a well sought after Tulku in Tibet and belongs to the same monastery as His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche who resides in France.
We rejoice Zemey Rinpoche’s incarnation re-connects with Dorje Shugden. It shows clearly if you practice Shugden you do not go to the Three Lower Realms, as the CTA would like us to believe. The Tulku system is alive, well and very much sought after in Tibet. Many lamas, teachers and people place great hopes in these great Tulkus who have been incarnating with full control life after life to benefit the Buddha Dharma.
Of course there are many level of Tulkus and attainments. It is wonderful to see Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche returning to us and walking in the footsteps of his great predecessors.
See video of Zemey Rinpoche’s much anticipated enthronement ceremony at Yangding Monastery: http://www.dorjeshugden.com/?p=376
Story told by Zemey Rinpoche’s changtso himself:
The previous Zemey Rinpoche escaped to India together with the Dalai Lama, when in India, Zemey Rinpoche established the monastic education including arranging the syllabus.
Trijang Rinpoche then was aging, so Trijang Rinpoche told the monks in Gaden openly that Zemey Rinpoche’s knowledge and attainments are the same as his, so he said the monks should go and invite Zemey Rinpoche to teach in Gaden and be their guru.
Trijang Rinpoche’s students then went to invite Zemey Rinpoche with hand-written letter by Trijang Rinpoche, Zemey Rinpoche sent an application letter to Dalai Lama and then went straight to Gaden to assume his position without waiting for Dalai Lama’s approval.
Later Dalai Lama went to Gaden, and Zemey Rinpoche had written a book about DS and monks were distributing it, every monk had it, but it was not given to the Dalai Lama because Dalai Lama had started to speak against DS. So the Dalai Lama was upset about this and started to suppress and ostracize Zemey Rinpoche.
Then after Trijang Rinpoche passed away, Dalai Lama completely ousted Zemey Rinpoche and openly spoke against a great teacher like Zemey Rinpoche. Zemey Rinpoche was recommended by Dalai Lama’s own guru Trijang Rinpoche himself.