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Former incarnations of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang
« on: July 19, 2012, 06:19:36 PM »
Former incarnations of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang

Indian Masters:



Buddhapalita (470–550 ce) was one of the masters who clarified the Madhyamika Prasangika (the Middle Way) philosophical system. Among his best-known works are his commentaries to the Mulamadhyamaka of the great Nagarjuna, who explained the meaning of more than a hundred reasonings that Chandrakirti and then Je Tsongkhapa would take up at a later date.


Dign?ga (sixth century ce) was a disciple of Vasubandhu. Using reasonings as the base, he founded the branch of the Cittamatra or Mind Only school.


Candrak?rti (c. 600-650 ce) was, after Nagarjuna, the greatest Madhyamaka philosopher; he was a monk at the renowned Nalanda Monastic University in India and developed the Madhyamaka Prasangika system of philosophy.


??ntarak?ita (eighth century) was a Bengali of princely origin. He founded the Yogacara Svatantrika-Madhyamaka system. He was invited to Tibet by King Trisong Detsen and there played a decisive role. He founded Samye Monastery, modeled after the Monastic University of Odantapuri in India. It was he who ordained the first Tibetan monks and organized the Tibetan monastic system following the Vinaya (monastic discipine).


Ati?a D?pa?k?ra ?r?jñ?na (980–1054) was a Bengali of princely origin. He was Abbot of the Monastic University of Vikrama??la. Almost a century after ??ntarak?ita, he too was invited to Tibet, where he played a key role, sparking the renewal of Buddhism’s second dissemination there. In Tibet he corrected many erroneous practices such as separating the practices of Sutra and Tantra. He also wrote a large number of works, the best known of which is the Bodhipathapradipam or Light on the Path to Enlightenment (Tib: byang chub lam gyi sgron ma). He was famous for his extraordinary spiritual accomplishments, including the precious mind of bodhicitta, which he achieved under the guidance of his master Suvarnadvipa Guru or in Tibetan Lama Serlingpa. This master’s kindness and teachings shine even today. The spiritual practices at the heart of the four Tibetan Buddhist schools—Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, and Gelug—continue to be based on his precious teachings.

Tibetan Masters


Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drag (twelfth century), one of the greatest Tibetan translators of Buddhist works written from Sanskrit.


Geshe Lang-ri Thangpa Dorje Senge (1054–1123) was a Kadamp[/img]a master who spread the teaching and practice known as “lojong,” which in Tibetan means “mind training.” Among others works, he wrote Mind Training in Eight Verses (Tib: blo sbyong tshig brgyad ma)


Eighth Karmapa Mikyö Dorje (1507–1554) was head of the Karma Kagyu school. He was a very great master, famous as much for his erudition as for his practice.


Zurchen Chöying Rangdröl (1604–1669) was a Nyingmapa master, and one of the Fifth Dalai Lama Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso’s masters.

Masters of the Gelugpa School

Tri Mönlam Pelwa (1414–1491) was the eighth Ganden Tripa, that is, Je Tsongkhapa’s successor and supreme head of the Gelugpa school.

Tri Jangchub Chöpel (1756–1838), was the sixty-ninth Ganden Tripa and the first master who went by the name of “Trijang”, combining the syllables “Tri” and “Jang” from Jangchub.

Tri Lobsang Tsultrim Palden (1838–1900), eighty-fifth Ganden Tripa, second Trijang Rinpoche.

Sources: Memoirs of H. H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Gashar, 2000.

This short biography of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang, composed in French by Ani Marie-Stella Boussemart, His Eminence Dagpo Rinpoche’s French translator, is drawn from the original Tibetan autobiography of the late Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang. It has been translated into English and edited with respectful devotion as a Losar offering for our most precious, incomparable, and beloved Lama Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche. May all beings enjoy supreme compassionate bliss. Sarva Mangalam.

February 25, 2009
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Re: Former incarnations of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 07:28:57 PM »
I would like to share this wall mural thanka which my girlfriend took from Serpom Monastery on the wall in the main prayer hall which depicts the incarnations of Trijang Rinpoche. So auspicious to see this beautiful painting.


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Re: Former incarnations of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 03:12:51 PM »
Trijang Rinpoche is truly an extraordinary Master.
We are blessed to live in the same world and at the same time!
May Trijang Rinpoche live long and may we have the merit to receive his blessing life after life.
May the ban be lifted now!
My truth prevail and may peace abide.

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Re: Former incarnations of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 08:51:06 AM »
A high lama once told me that HH Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche will in this incarnation show his power and free Dorje Shugden.  Please do not ask me when and how because I do not know but this information is reliable from the source. 

May HH Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche live long and free Dorje Shugden to spread far and wide.

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Re: Former incarnations of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013, 08:57:32 AM »
Lama Zopa Rinpoche said

The (present) incarnation of Kyabje Dorje Chang, His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche, is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s guru and the lama of all the Tibetan people…. In his previous life (as Trijang Dorjechang Losang Yeshe) he performed incredibly holy actions; therefore, his present incarnation has the potential to spread Dharma in both the East and the West like the rising sun spreads light.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has likened Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche to

“a vast reservoir from which all Gelugpa practitioners of the present day received ‘waters’ of blessings and instructions.”

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Re: Former incarnations of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 12:09:08 PM »
HH Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche at rest area in switzerland


Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang is so cool in this incarnation and doing great work to spreading Dorje Shugden's teaching to the whole wide world.

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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2013, 01:08:56 PM »
Thanks for posting this up. It drives me crazy to know that a highly attained being, with such a rich line of incarnations that are fundamental to Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism and to the Gelug Lineage in particular has to walk around with body guards. That being said he does look well protected, phew.

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Re: Former incarnations of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2013, 03:20:11 PM »
It is said that H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, in one of his incarnations, was the Buddha's charioteer, Channa. Here is his story:

Channa - The Divine Charioteer (Pali: Channa; Sanskrit: Chandaka) (6th century BCE, in what is now Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India) was a royal servant and head charioteer of Prince Siddhartha, who was to become the Buddha. Channa later became a disciple of the Buddha and achieved arahantship, as is described in the 78th verse of the Dhammapada.
Channa was a servant in the court of King Suddhodarna who was entrusted to attend to the needs of Siddhartha, who had been lavished and pampered in a series of purpose-built palaces in order to shield him from thoughts of pain and suffering. This was done due to a prophecy by the ascetic Asita, who predicted that Siddhartha would renounce the throne to become a spiritual leader were he to contemplate human suffering. Channa was the servant who served as the charioteer pulled by the horse Kanthaka, when Siddhartha saw the Four sights whilst meeting his subjects in the Sakya capital Kapilavastu, which prompted his decision to renounce the world. During these expeditions, Channa explained to Siddhartha the sights of an elderly man, a sick person, a dead person whose funeral was being conducted and finally, an ascetic who had renounced worldly life for a spiritual one, as Siddhartha who had been secluded from such sights within the palace was taken aback. Channa was later entrusted by Siddhartha to accompany him upon his escape from the palace to become an ascetic, whilst the remainder of the palace guards were asleep. After initially protesting and refusing to accept that Siddhartha would leave him, Channa saddled Kanthaka,[1] guiding him out of the town aboard the horse to a forest by the edge of the Anoma River.[2] Channa returned Siddhartha's acoutrements, weapons and hair to Suddhodarnha upon his return to the palace, after Siddhartha compelled him to return after Channa had refused to leave him.
Upon Siddhartha's enlightenment as Gautama Buddha and return to Kapilavastu, Channa became a Buddhist monk, joining the Sangha. Due to his lone accompaniment of the Buddha on his renouncement, Channa behaved in an overbearing way to the other monks, and frequently criticized the two chief disciples Sariputta and Moggallana. In spite of continual advice from The Buddha he continued to abuse the other monks. Prior to the parinibbana, the Buddha instructed Ananda to impose the brahmadanda on Channa, whereby the other monks would simply ignore him. After the parinibbana, Channa learned of the decree, and feeling remorse for his behaviour, he fainted three times before asking and obtaining pardon. He eventually became an arahant.
(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channa_(Buddhist)?)

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Re: Former incarnations of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2013, 05:33:43 AM »
Thank you for this very remarkable article about Trijang Rinpoche pasts life. Is good to know this as Trijang Rinpoche now is one of the most influential Tibetan masters in our age. Looking at all the accomplishments and hard work towards the Dharma how could one possibly for a second think that by Trijang Rinpoche not giving up the practice of Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is wrong. I can't help but keep on wondering what would the current reincarnation of Trijang Rinpoche will do in regards of Dorje Shugden.

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Re: Former incarnations of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2013, 04:17:48 PM »
Thank you Big Uncle for the informative article on the glorious lives of Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. I believe the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche have begun to turn the dharma wheel and is just going to be as illustrious as all his previous lives. It sure takes a lot of courage and most deep guru devotion to carry on practicing the deity that have been given by his teacher. Even at the cost of losing his life and going against the government's order to abandon his Dorje Shugden practice.

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Re: Former incarnations of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2015, 09:28:32 AM »
It known that when Prince Siddhartha left the palace, His first great renunciation, he had a charioteer, Chana with him.  Prince Siddhartha cut off His princely hair and changed His princely garments with Chana.

Chana became one of the first Buddhist under Prince Siddhartha.  The Prince enlightened to Shakymuni and the Charioteer to numerous incarnations till Trijiang Rinpoche, who today is in our era.

How lucky we are to be in the same time and zone with this erudite Master. Read more to be informed.