Author Topic: H.E. Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche exhibited this Dorje Shugden thangka in 1972  (Read 11993 times)

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His Eminence Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche (Tibetan: ?????????????????????????) (born 1934) of the Nyingma tradition was one of the early lamas responsible for bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the United States. (See short biography below.)

Tarthang Tulku had established the Nyingma Institute and held the Sacred Art of Tibet Exhibition and Film Festival at Lone Mountain College, San Francisco, December 1972. The exhibits were compiled into a book format called "Sacred Art of Tibet", Tarthang Tulku with an introduction by Herbert V. Guenther, Dharma Publishing 1972.

In the exhibition and book is a prominent thangka of Khedrup Je's Five Visions of Tsongkhapa with Dorje Shugden in the role of enlightened Dharma Protector at the bottom right of the thangka.

This clearly and without any doubt shows the regard this Nyingma master has for the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa and the protector of his teachings Dorje Shugden.

"His Eminence was born in Golok, Eastern Tibet in 1935.  Recognized at an early age as a reincarnate lama  (tulku), he received an unparalleled education in Tibet before leaving for India in 1958.  He received transmission of important Tibetan Buddhist lineages from nearly 40 masters, including such extraordinary luminaries as Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro, Adzom Gyalse Gyurme Dorje, Zhechen Kongtrul, and Tarthang Chogtrul.  While in India he also received rare teaching transmissions from H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, H.H. Trulshik Rinpoche, and H.E. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, among others.

In 1969, Tarthang Tulku became the first lama of the Nyingma lineage to settle in the United States.  He has written over 34 books that have been translated into various Western languages and adopted for class use by universities around the world.  His books and private teachings form the core of the Nyingma Institute’s manifold courses of study.  Among his many unique accomplishments, Tarthang Tulku is the founder of the Odiyan Buddhist Retreat Center and the Nyingma Monlam Chenmo World Peace Ceremony held annually at Bodh Gaya, India, where, since 1989, he has freely distributed more than five million sacred texts to lamas, monks, and nuns of the Tibetan community."


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