RATNASHRI BUDDHIST CENTRE in SELANGOR, MALAYSIA.
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Intro. to the Incarnations of
Lho Böngtül (Jedrung) Tulku.
First Incarnation Lho Tshele Lhundrub
Named after the place they were borned called Lho.
Another two prominent figures is;
Lho Chen Rinpoche
Lho Kunzang Rinpoche
(the 3 Drikung Rinpoches who bears the forename Lho
Second Incarnation Lho Drübchen Tendzin Zangpo
Third Incarnation Lho Tendzin Changchub Zangpo
Fourth Incarnation Lho Jedrung Ögyen Nüden Dorje
has two other brothers who is also his close disciple;
Elder - Önchen Kunzang Dodül (emanation of Khiu Chung Lotsawa)
Younger - Chungpo Drubgyü Tendzin (incarnation of Arcaya Pal-Yang)
Fifth Incarnation Lho Jedrung Tendzin Gyalbu Nyugü
Sixth Incarnation Lho Böngtül Tendzin Drodül
The 6th Lho Böngtül was the Root Guru of both the Drikung Kyabgons,
5th Chuntsang (Chokyi Lodro) & 5th Chetsang (Thukje Nyima)
Seventh Incarnation Lho Böngtül Tendzin Nyima (present mind incarnation)

Lho Jedrung - Ögyen Nüden Dorje
Guru Yoga Thanka Introduction
Top Left - Chemchog Heruka
Top Centre - Lama Gongdü
Top Right - Dorje Phüba - Vajra Kilaya
Main Figure - Ögyen Nüden Dorje (Outer)
Lower Left - Chemchog Rölpah Heruka (Inner)
Lower Centre - Palden Lhamo (Protector)
Lower Right - Pema Tsukdü (Secret)

Ögyen Nüden Dorje became famed as lord of an ocean of profound termas, the undisputed great treasure revealer Lho Jedrung Orgyen Nüden Dorje.

Among his close disciples were his older brother, Önchen Künzang Drodül (previous incarnation of the present 3rd Ontul Rinpoche - Konchog Tenzin Thrinle Rabgye Palzangpo), who was an emanation of Khieu Chung Lotsawa (one of the twenty-five disciples of Guru Rinpoche), and his younger brother, Drubgyü Tendzin, who was an incarnation of Guru Rinpoche's heart son Acharya Pal-Yang, as well as Choktrül Trinley Gyamtso, an emanation of Rigdzin Gödemchen (previous incarnation of the present 3rd Ögyen Dorje Chönyi Thundrub Rinpoche).

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The orignal thanka was presented by H.E. 7th Lho Bongtul, Tendzin Nyima. Rinpoche personally commissioned this thanka which was his previous 4th incarnation in Lho Lungkar Gompa in Qinghai. Seen in the thanka on the left was 1st Lho Ontul Rinpoche, on the right was 1st Lho Drubgyü Tendzin Rinpoche and the front was Lho Gyaltsab Rinpoche. They are the four Dharma Preceptors of Lho Lungkar Gompa also known as Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling.

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Brief Biography
H.E. 7th Lho Böngtül, Tendzin Nyima Rinpoche.

Translated form the original information gathered in Tibetan by Tashi Jamyangling.
His Eminence Böngtül Tendzin Nyima Rinpoche was born in 1965. As a little boy, H.E. taught himself to draw, do Tibetan calligraphy, and paint. As he got older, H.E. calligraphed many lengthy religious texts like the Liberation Sutra, and Drikung Dharmapala texts. At the age of 18, His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche performed the hair cutting ceremony, and H.E. Böngtül Rinpoche entered Lho Lungkar Gon Monastery. From Togden Drogon, direct disciple of the former Böngtül Rinpoche, H.E. received teachings on the "Profound DzogChen By-pass" (Thoe-gal), Yang Zab gTerma, and Drikung Phowa teachings, and did the 400,000 Ngondro Practice.

According to the Achi Chokyi Drolma's prophecy, Togden Drogon recognized H.E. as the Mind Emanation of Lho Böngtül Rinpoche and announced the prophecy. By that time, H.E. had already mastered all the religious chants, rites, and rituals of the monastery.

Later in life, H.E. received the most profound teachings on the Ultimate Tantra Ground, Path, and Fruition, and the Blessings of the Continuum from Drubwang Pachung Rinpoche. From the meditation Master Gelong Tendzin Nyima, a principle disciple of Pachung Rinpoche, H.E. received many profound Drikung Kagyu teachings like the Six Yogas of Naropa and the Five-Fold Path of Mahamudra. H.E. received the novice ordination from Khenpo Sogtul Rinpoche in Drikung Thil and gave the name "Konchog Tendzin Trinlay Thaye". His Holiness the Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche subsequently recognized H.E. as the Mind Emanation of Lho Böngtül Rinpoche, and gave the name Konchog Tendzin Sherab Jungney Pal-sangpo".

H.E. did a four-year retreat and other lengthy retreats on Yamantaka and YangSab Terma. From DzogChen Khenpo Thubten Namgyal, H.E. received pround teachings and empowerments on Bodhicaryaavatara, Uttara Tantra, Sadhana teachings of the Eight Pronouncements, Embodiment of Realization, Vajrakilaya, and Rigzin Jigme Lingpa's Highest Awareness as well as many other teachings and pith instructions.

In 1997 H.E. received many teachings and empowerments from His Holiness the Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche. From His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, Dulmo Choeje, and Gyalpo Rinpoche received teachings and empowerments of the Five Treasuries of Jamgon Kongtrul containing the quintessence of all the Kagyu empowerments. Once more H.E. went to Drikung Thil and sought the guidance of the meditation Master Gelong Tendzin Nyima on specific aspects of the Six Yogas of Naropa and the Five-Fold Path of Mahamudra teachings.

H.E. introduced the yearly Grand Propitiations including the Eight Pronouncements (Eight Heruka Sadhanas), the Assembly of Realization, the Embodiment of Divine Intentionality (gong-due), Vajrakilaya, and the Lho Lungkar Gon tradition of the Grand Mind Propitiation of the Essence of Great Bliss (Dechen Nyingpo). He also introduced the whole gamut of Deity Dances to his monastery.  For the benefit of those interested and seeing the needs of future generations, H.E. composed many Sadhanas (method of practice of deities), altar arrangement, history, a tour guide of sacred places of worship, and recorded two audio cassettes of Dharma songs. H.E. also studied and practises Tibetan herbal medicine.

In 1997 H.E. came to JangChub Ling monastery in northern, India, and received many profound teachings and empowerment from His Holiness Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche. From time to time, H.E. guided , taught and gave empowerments of the Six Yogas of Naropa and the Five Fold Path of Mahamudra teachings to the monks and nuns of Gar monastery, Khargo Gon monastery, Sichuan Tsele Gon monastery, Nyizong Gon monastery, Gewu Gon monastery, and others who were on retreat. In 1998, H.E. rebuilt the historical stupa, "Lungkar Chodten Bummo Che". Among the many significant accomplishments, H.E. rebuilt Lho Lungkar Gon monastery and retreat centers. Seeing the needs of the local population, H.E. built a medical dispensary for them. H.E. had also laid the foundation for a school for the local children and needs help to complete it.

His Eminence Lho Böngtül Tendzin Nyima Rinpoche is a scholar, painter, doctor, a singer-song writer, and above all, a Drikung Kagyu Lineage Master of outstanding insight, aptitude and divine qualities.


Lho Lüngkar Gön
A GIFT OF DHARMA FROM BONGTÜL RINPOCHE
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