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His Holiness 37th Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang

His Holiness 37th Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang
Vajrayana:Drikung Kagyu

Brief Biography The 37th successor of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage and 7th reincarnation of Konchok Rinchen is a manifestation of Avalokiteshvara. His Holiness was born into the well known Tsarong family of Lhasa in 1946. he was recognized at four and a half years of age and formally enthroned in Drikung Thil. His Holiness received different initiations and transmissions of the general Kagyu teachings as well as the unique teachings of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. In 1959 Rinpoche had to leave his monastery. His Holiness' family had already fled Tibet for India. His Holiness was adopted by his teacher, Tritsab Rinpoche and he lived in Lhasa. His Holiness attended elementary and middle school and excelled in sports. The following 10 years were devoted to study and practice, with much time being spent in retreat under the guidance of Retreat Master Yogi Kyunga Rinpoche. His Holiness did the traditional three years retreat in Lamayuru monastery. His Holiness also received teachings from other Tibetan Buddhist sect. Wtih Khenpo Noryang, His Holiness studied Buddhist philosophy and the general Kagyu teachings. From His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche he received all the essence teachings of the eight schools of Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness also received teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa (transmission of the 6 Yogas of Naropa) and from His Holiness Taglung Shabdrung Rinpoche (transmission of the Taglung Kagyu teachings). His Holiness is at present living at Drikung Kagyu Institute, Dehra Dun, India.

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