Chod of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche

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Chod of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche

Post by phantom59 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:24 am

During the retreat at Jangchubling Monastery in India in March 2000,
Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche solely received the Chod tantra empowerment as
well as the dharma instrument from His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon
Chetsang Rinpoche in His Holiness’s retreat room. It was too pitch
dark to see anything when the lama led Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche the way
from Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s retreat room to that of His Holiness
Chetsang Rinpoche. At the time of the perfect completion of the
empowerment and transmission of teaching upon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche
from His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche in His Holiness’s retreat room,
thunder growled in the sky above the retreat room and His Holiness
immediately foretold that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s dharma activities
would flourish and come to perfection in the future, thus benefiting
more sentient beings. Later on when Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche was on way
back to the retreat room after receiving the empowerment and
transmission of teaching from His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche, the dark
clouds disappeared and the sky became so clear that the moon and stars
were particularly brilliant, which is a very auspicious sign. Human
bones that are made for the dharma instruments represent impermanence
to remind people that there is nothing but only bones left after they
die, and therefore there is nothing worth being attached to! The
dharma instrument (made of the tibia bone of a young woman who had
died from an accident), which Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche uses during
conduction of the Chod rituals was the one that His Holiness, Rinchen
Dorjee Rinpoche’s root Guru, he used for performing Chod (photos 1, 8,
13). In 2006, His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche bestowed
upon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche this Dharma instrument, symbolizing that
Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has directly received the Chod of Drikung
Kagyu tradition. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche ever enlightened that there
will be more and more people attending the Chod puja if the conduction
of Chod ritual could be completed perfectly to transfer the
consciousness of the deceased.

For the years, Most Venerable Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche conducts Chod
puja regularly in Taiwan. At present, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche conducts
Chod pujas once per month in Taipei, Taiwan, each of which is always
attended by more than 1000 people, including those unable to speak,
and those unable to move and suffering from serious ill or cancer Some
followers even take flights from distant places such as United States,
Japan, India, and Holland etc to attend the pujas. Many cancer
patients, and those with other serious medical disorders or chronic
diseases, have had their conditions improved or even cured by
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The Most Venerable Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, the Vajra Master of the
Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center, is the root disciple of His Holiness
The 37th Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche (7th reincarnation).
Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has performed several retreats at
Jangchubling, India, under His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche’s personal
supervision and received from him the heart of Mahamudra and other
Drikung empowerments. In April 1999, His Holiness held a grand
enthronement ceremony for Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche and bestowed a
ceremonial hat and garment upon him. In the face of all the Rinpoches
and lamas at the monastery, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche was officially
ordained as a Drikung Guru and the only ngakpa guru of han ancestry in
the history of Drikung Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Both Most
Venerable Tenzin Nyima Rinpoche and Most Venerable Yunga Rinpoche of
the Drikung Kagyu Lineage are also the root gurus of Rinchen Dorjee
Rinpoche. Even though these two great Rinpoches are in long-term
retreats and usually do not meet with visitors, they still personally
transmitted empowerments and terma teachings to Rinchen Dorjee
Rinpoche. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche is the only lay disciple of Most
Venerable Tenzin Nyima Rinpoche. Furthermore, in 2005, Most Venerable
Yunga Rinpoche confirmed and recognized Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche to
have attained the siddhi of the Spranbrala Yoga in Mahamudra practice.

Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche established “The Glorious Jewel Buddhist
Center” in 1997 to propogate Buddhism in Taiwan. “Glorious Jewel”
(Ratna Shri) was the ordain name of the founder of the Drikung Kagyu
Lineage, Lord Jigten Sumgon. His Holiness Drikung Kagyu Chetsang took
this ordain name and bestowed it upon the center. Additionally, His
Holiness personally wrote the authorization for “The Glorious Jewel
Buddhist Center” to disseminate the Drikung doctrine of orthodox
Buddhism on behalf of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. Taking up nearly 1000
square meters in Taipei city and with almost one thousand disciples,
it has now become the biggest Drikung Kagyu center in both size and
scope. His Holiness came to Taiwan in 2004 to preside over the
center’s inauguration ceremony and personally wrote a Long Life Prayer
for Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche at the request of the disciples. In 2006,
His Holiness explicitly pronounced: “Yen (Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s
family name) Rinpoche is the best disciple I’ve ever had. His
achievement in practice comes in a natural way. He has been learning
and practicing outstandingly.” During the great pujas held in recent
years, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche was allowed to sit and walk beside
Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang. This clearly indicates the siddhi attained
by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. On the official website of the Drikung
Kagyu Order, the siddhi of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has also been
clearly recognized!”

Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center of Drikung Kagyu Lineage
Address: 17F, 136, MinQuan West Road, Taipei 103, Taiwan
TEL:+886-2-87809794~5 FAX:+886-2-87809793" onclick=";return false;

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