RATNASHRI BUDDHIST CENTRE in SELANGOR, MALAYSIA.
 

Rabsang Tulku Rinpoche
Rabsang Tulku Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Drubwang Rabsang Rinpoche who was born in a nomad's family in Traga district of Tibet, and ordanied as Konchok Rabsang. As a young monk, Drubwang Rabsang Rinpoche learnt Tibetan and various texts and rituals. He received various transmissions and empowerments of the Drigung lineage from the two Drigung Kyabgon, Chuntsang Rinpoche Chokyi Lodro and Chetsang Rinpoche Zhiwe Lodro. And from the Drigung Thil Monastery retreat master, Drubwang Triyin Osel, he received the 5 Limbs of Mahamudra and the 6 Yogas of Naropa and went into a strict retreat. He also received from his teacher Tulku Jamyang Wangje, and was given the transmissions and empowerments of 13 classics as well as the Longchen Nyingthig. Drubwang Rabsang Rinpoche then went again into long term retreat in the practice of Mahamudra, and also the profound path of perfection, gaining a very high realisation. Many tulkus of that time have made the journey to see him to receive instructions on the profound path of perfection. When he passed on at over 70 years of age, Drubwang Rabsang Rinpoche's body shrank tremendously. When his body was finally laid to rest in the mountains, it reduced itself to nothing but hair and nails, an evident sign that he has achieved the rainbow light body.

The current reincarnation, Rabsang Tulku Rinpoche, Konchok Trichin Rabsel, was born in the Water Ox year of 1973 in a village in Tashi Jung, near the Drigung Thil Monastery. His father Konchok Tashi and mother Laisang, saw various auspicious signs during his birth.  Since he was a young child, Rabsang Tulku was always very compassionate to all animals, and very devoted to the Dharma, always asking his parents to visit the monasteries. Hence, his parents brought him before the great Drubwang Pachung Rinpoche, who told them :" this child has a very meritorious and virtuous connection, his wisdom will manifest in the future once he has been ordained." So Rabsang Tulku was ordained at Drigung Thil Monastery under Pachung Rinpoche, and was named Konchok Trichin. He studied intensely the various teachings and rituals, subsequently visiting HH the 14th Dalai Lama as well as the two Drigung Kyabgon. He has also studied Sutra and Tantra at the Drigung Institute and Thrangu Institute.

In 1999, during the Snake Year Drigung Prayer Festival, Drigung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche recognised Rabsang Tulku as the reincarnation of Drubwang Rabsang Rinpoche and named him Konchok Gyurmin Rabsel. He was also enthroned then. Since then, Rabsang Tulku Rinpoche received many teachings, transmissions and empowerments from the 2 Drigung Kyabgon, HE Garchen Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpoche and many other great teachers. Rabsang Tulku Rinpoche currently resides in Rinchenling Monastery, propagating the Dharma and ceaselessly engaged in his practice and studies.

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