His Holiness the 18th Dromtug Rinpoche (formerly known as Jamseng Rinpoche) is one of the highest-ranking Lamas and is recognized by Serkong Tritul Rinpoche, a great Lineage holder of the Kadampa School of Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara (“Kuan Yin”) and is also the reincarnation of Dromtonpa, the great Kadampa master.
In his past life, Dromtug Rinpoche vowed to reincarnate as a Chinese so that he could promote Buddhism in the Chinese-speaking world. Due to his vow, Rinpoche reincarnated as a Chinese in this present life and is using Mandarin to teach the perfect and pure Sutra and Tantra teachings of Lord Shakyamuni across the world.
His Holiness the 18th Dromtug Rinpoche Losang Choekye Pelden is also the emanation of Mahasiddha Mahipa (one of the 84 Mahasiddhas of India), Dromtonpa (Founder of Kadampa Lineage), Phagpa the Imperial Preceptor to the Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty and Jamyang Choje Tashi Palden (Founder of Drepung Monastery). His Holiness the 18th Dromtug Rinpoche is a Geshe in both Sutra and Tantra Buddhism, which is equivalent to a double Degree in Sutra and Tantra Buddhism. His Holiness is a lineage holder of many rare uncommon lineages. Rinpoche has perfect Dharma lineages that stem from Je Tsongkhapa, such as the lineages of the Lamrim, the four classes of Tantra, the four empowerments of the maha-yoga practice, and Rinpoche has attained perfect practices and realizations through these Tantric practices.
His Holiness the 18th Dromtug Rinpoche has compassion and mercy for all sentient beings so they could attain perfect happiness. Therefore, Rinpoche has always been dedicated to promoting the perfect Dharma teachings from Lord Buddha and many people have benefited from it. His Holiness the 18th Dromtug Rinpoche is the first Abbot of the Mahayana Monastery, the largest monastery in Nepal, and is currently the advisor to the International Kadampa Monasteries and Associations around the world.
Over the years, Rinpoche has been actively promoting Buddhism in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, United States, Nepal, Outer Mongolia, New Zealand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and China’s greater areas such as Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan and other places. Rinpoche currently has over five thousand monastic disciples and countless number of lay disciples. His Holiness Dromtug Rinpoche has been teaching and guiding his disciples to incorporate Buddhist practices into their daily life. So, one not only achieves tangible results in this life but more importantly to eventually attain enlightenment.
His Holiness the 18th Dromtug Rinpoche has great compassion for all beings and has great wisdom and great virtues. He provides people with solutions to worldly problems and worries, but also dispenses perfect guidance to practice the Dharma. Unlike many Lamas who keep a distance from people, Dromtug Rinpoche is easily approachable and is willing to provide constant guidance as needed. The instructions given by Dromtug Rinpoche are always proven to be of great benefit no matter which level of practice the person is at. Many people from different Buddhist sects and other religions were all able to gain a better understanding of the Dharma through coming into contact with Dromtug Rinpoche. Some were even able to grasp the essence of the Dharma and integrate it into their lives.