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只看楼主 倒序阅读 使用道具 楼主  发表于: 2016-01-31
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Bio of Khenpo Tamgrin
1.Became a monk at very young age

August 15th is the most perfect and auspicious day in both Han and Tibetan traditions.  

On the evening of that very day 42 years ago, under the full moonlight along with many other auspicious signs, an extraordinary life was born – the life of our peerless teacher Khenpo Tamgrin.
Khenpo Tamgrin was born on August 15th 1973, in a wealthy Buddhist family in Maierma town, Abha county, Sichuan Province, China.

Khenpo’s mother is a disciple of the Dharma King Yidazhin chosbe who is one of the 13 rainbow body accomplishing disciples of the first Dharma King Dudjom. She is a well learned Buddhist and a highly respected practitioner of the Great Perfection.  She has recited the Mantra of the Padmasambhava all her life. When Khempo was young, he always slept and woke up in her chanting of Padma mantra. She never stops chanting except deep in sleep. She has chanted it for hundreds of millions of times. Each day, she would take out one hour doing nothing but chant mantra without speaking and give 108 prostrations without intervals for decades.

She has become a nun for many years as well.

Khenpo’s father is also a man of great compassion and merits. He has an unerring instinct for good business with generous and obliging character. He dedicated almost all his business income to the monasteries and the monks. He regards monasteries as his own home. He is the biggest donor of the monasteries in the area, especially Namtsok Serder Monastery. This greatly improved the development of the Monasteries and the monks’ study. Khenpo’s father is highly respected by both local folks and monks. He was once the director of Namtsok Serder village.

And now he is now the manager of the Lay Buddhists Association at Larung Five Science Buddhist Academy.  

The diligent and kind parents impacted the little Khenpo who gradually grew up in this loving environment.

As little, Khenpo distinguished himself from all other kids. He was very kind and talented. He could chant and recite many mantras naturally. He liked Dharma instruments of the Three Jewels and everything related to the Dharma. Even with playmates, he showed no interest in worldly games but in practicing Dharma events and assemblies. His outstanding attractiveness, charisma and impact made him a leader among the kids. His born kindness and good habits aspired him to  become a monk when he was several years old. However, his parents and relatives didn’t agree since he was the only boy in the family and was too little to leave home. His dream was not satisfied.

Khenpo’s behaviors was known by many Lamas and masters around. It especially caused the attention of the Lama Konranurs Rinpoche and Lama Mudge Khetshangs. They went to Khenpo’s home many times trying to convince his parents to allow him become a monk. Lama Konranurs Rinpoche is Khenpo’s uncle who is one of the four well known Lamas in the area. He is now the Lama at the Wa Monastery of Hongyuan county. The fourth generation of Lama Mudge Khetshangs was a highly respected and powerful Lama who was the chief of Namtsok Serder monastery at the time. He entered nirvana in 1980s. When Khenpo was seven years old, they finally got his parents agree Khenpo to become a monk. Lama Genqiuraoji brought Khenpo to Namtsok Serder monastery and gave him the name Tamgrin, which means Hayagriva, one of thousands of Avalokitesvara’s nirmanakayas who shows angry face to help purify the obscurations of Dharma practitioners with his great compassion and Bodhicitta behind, for the benefit of . Ever since then, Khenpo started his life of Buddha Dharma study and practice.

When Khenpo first arrived Namtsok Serder Monastery, he systematically studied the fundamental preliminaries and precepts. Due to his sharp faculty and good habits over past lives, Khenpo easily grasped the Tibetan language skills and was even more proficient in studying Sutra and Tantrayana which is very complicated, especially when learning to build Mandela. It would usually take a long time to obtain. But he captured them profoundly with his careful and prudent diligence. Moreover, he understood thoroughly all the Mahayana Dharma principles taught by his teachers which manifested his nature of Bodhi wisdom. At twelve years old, Khenpo began to teach the Sutras and Tantras such as “The Words of My Perfect Teacher” and “ The Guide to the Bodhisattvas Way of Life” to the monks in the Monastery. Such sharp faculty is rarely seen in  Tibetan region.

At the age of 15-16, Khenpo started to host the various assemblies in the Monastery. Day by day, he began to take some responsibilities of the internal affairs in the Monastery. Although Khenpo was very young at that time, he was intelligent and good at learning, hardworking with great  understanding and management capability. The old Lamas, accomplished masters and his teachers regarded him as the best of all monks, the top in the monastery, the rare to find exceptional talent and the great pride of the Monastery. They were all very happy with his studies and practices, and gave him a lot of praises and rewards with high hopes invested in him.  











只看该作者 沙发  发表于: 2016-01-31

2.Rely upon the Dharma King

Although Khenpo had heard of the great reputation of the Dharma king Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and Larung Buddhist Institute before he was 18 years old, but he didn’t has any feeling for this at that time. At the age of eighteen, Namtsok Serder monastery sent him to Dunga Dkar Monastery for study. Because this opportunity is rare, Khenpo decided to go to Larung and to visit the Dharma King. When he arrived at Larung, he had completely different feeling, it was pure and joyful. It seemed to come to the pure land, and like a wanderer was back home. All this feelings are more than words can express.

The Dharma King is merciful and amiable, who especially hoped him to stay in Larung for studying the Buddhism. An unparalleled joy came from Khenpo’s  heart at that moment. Although he already had several teachers, while he felt the Dharma King, with an incomparable mercy, is his destined root-teacher whom he had searching for many years. Fallen leaves return to the roots, he truly wanted stay in Larung forever. However, he had too much work so that he cannot stay in Larung. At that time, Khenpo had arousing the vow that he wished to come back Larung in three years, to back to the Dharma King Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and to follow him.

He was missing Larung, missing the Dharma King when Khenpo went back to his original monastery. Due to many reasons, the master of Namtsok Serder Monastery didn’t agreed his request, so Khenpo had prayed for the aid of three jewels’ help to make his dream comes true.

The power of his vow is incredible. The master of Namtsok Serder Monastery agreed with his request in the second year.  Every causes and conditions matured, he came backed to Larung without a hitch and depended on Jigme Phuntsok, the Dharma King.

The Dharma King was very glad to see him back to Larung and told him it was the result of the maturity of causes and conditions in all his lives. Khenpo had a dream in the day when he relied on The Dharma King. The Dharma King spoke to him a lot and he wanted a blessed article by his holiness in his dream. Before he speaks out, “It is for you”, said the Dharma King, who picked up a bowl glazed with eight auspicious signs and filled with milk tea. He took over reverently. The Dharma King let him to drink up, but he dare not to use the bowl of his holiness so that he wanted to swap with other bowl but can’t find one. When he at a loss, “drink it, drink it up!” said the Dharma King, then he tossed off milk tea.

This dream gave Khenpo an unmatched confidence. Because it means that he will get the completely abhiseca from the Dharma King and the all merits and virtues of the Dharma King will pour into his continuity. From that moment, Khenpo got start his tough and joyful practice before the throne of JigmePhuntsok the Dharma King in Larung.

The circumstance of Larung was extremely harsh and difficult in those days, even doesn’t has the basic living conditions. Everyone just had a simple travelling bag, staying in thatched cottage and eating highland barley tsampa. Because they were busy in daily study and discussion in this tough circumstance, they didn’t have enough food nor drinking water. Just one session in winter the whole body seemed to be frozen. If over a long time, their hands and feet are chapped and bleeding. In the spring and autumn, thick sand scattered around the room after a storm. In the rainy season, heavy rain outside, causes a light rain inside the thatched cottage. In those days, the roads in Larung were extremely bad. landslides cause many roads blocked. Many times Khenpo went out for work, in order not to miss dharma assembly and lesson he had to tramp over hills and dales when he went back to Larung, sometimes he was trapped in the mountains. Once he was in a hurry and had to get a ride with someone else’s tractor, which rollover unexpectedly, thanks to the blessing of three jewels and the protecting of DharmaPala, he was intact.

More than ten years of practice and study in Larung, Khenpo had encountered unimaginable and inexpressible difficulties. However, he not only stayed with The Dharma King and took his lessons everyday but also had discussion with classmates and shared their experiences. Khenpo were filled with joy and satisfaction.

The Dharma King’s causes and conditions that bring about dharma are especially excellent. He often travels around the world to convert and save destined beings. Every time before a long journey, The Dharma King told Khenpo if he encounter any problems in daily life he may ask help from Lama Longartogs, for the difficulties in study he can consult Khenpo Achimed Rigajina. Lama Longartogs and Khenpo Achimed Rigajina who was called the most diligent one are the Dharma King’s most favorite students. This means that The Dharma King show his great kindness to Khenpo. Khenpo haven’t asked help from Lama Longartogs because he thought there were not any difficulties in his daily life. But he had seeked advice fromKhenpo Achimed Rigajina countlessly. Khenpo Achimed Rigajina was impressive and appreciated about the polite and diligence of Khenpo and granted whatever requested in Khenpo’s study. “Khenpo Achimed Rigajina is one of my most grateful and respected person.” Then Khenpo said.

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只看该作者 板凳  发表于: 2016-01-31

3.Obtain the degree of Khenpo

In about ten years’ time, Khenpo Tamgrin Rinpoche studied the five treatises of exoteric and tantric systematically and received the complete lineage and supreme empowerment. Though he was young among the disciples of Dharma King Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, the master showed unshakeable faith to Dharma King and the three Jewels and perseverance in study. His great reputation was built rapidly at Larung Gar Serthat Buddhist Institute by passing all kinds of strict examinations.
Larung Gar Serthar Budddhist Institute is the biggest one not only in China, but also around the world. CatuParisa including many Tibetan and Han people who practice here for long or short term and the number of the practitioners can even reach tens of thousands.

‘Khenpo’, which is an important degree in Nyingma traditional Institute of tantric Buddhism, it means ‘master ’in Chinese, It is totally different to obtain this degree in other temples compare to get it in Larung Institute. It is also extremely difficult to pass the Khenpo examination in Larung, the biggest Buddhist Institute in the world which is a galaxy of talents.

If a practitioner wants to obtain the Khenpo degree, he should have studied here for a long term and behaved outstandingly in many aspects, also has passed times of strict tests, then he is qualified to register for the examination.

There are many examinations in Larung every year. The biggest one is held at the end of the year. The one who are qualified for the exams are chosen from every course due to there are so many courses in the Institute, and the winners will be awarded by JigmePhuntsok Rinpoche himself.

People who will attend the exams should publish his paper which will be selected carefully and be approved by the members from Institute Management Association. Then candidates will be questioned by other Khenpos around while sit on a lower Dharma chair facing a microphone. The scene is spectacular that huge crowds of monks from the Institute are gathered around the oral examination site.
All kinds of exams including preaching, discussion, debating and oral test are carried out in the same way as described above.

After so many times of exams through years, he showed the outstanding performance, excellent scores, practical cultivation and genuine enlightenment, Master Tamgrin obtained the highest degree of Khenpo eventually, and received the certificate conferred by JigmePhuntsok Rinpoche in person.
On the ceremony of conferring the degrees, JigmePhuntsok Rinpoche hoped that the disciples could continue their study and practice in Larung due to their careers of preaching would be more extensive and benefit more sentient beings than his own, especially the countless Han people would be relieved by them. So everyone shouldered heavy responsibilities and embark on a long journey.

From the very beginning of the founding of the Institute until now, there were more than two hundred thousand people have studied there, but only over two hundred people obtained the Khenpo degree which is equal to the position of doctoral supervisor if from a view of common knowledge standard.
Khenpo Tamgrin Rinpoche was 26 at that year.

Khenpo was arranged by the King of Dharma Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche to in charge of teaching Hetuvidya (Indian classical Logic) especially in the Institute for about two years.

The King of Dharma never recognized any living Buddha, but only treasured the Khenpos cultivated by himself strenuously, because they are practical cultivators and real achievers, they are pillars of Buddhism and carrying the career of Dharma preaching in the future.  

For many times, The King of Dharma gave Knacks of Dzogchen ( The Great Perfection) to tens of thousands disciples openly, but seldom he gave these teaching to someone alone. It took him four days to give teaching of the most special Dharma methods he has practiced during the life to only about one hundred Khenpos whom were deeply expected at that time.

During the period of teaching in Larung, Khenpo Tamgrin was strongly requested by the Sangha from Namtsok Serder Monastery to return and hold the post of Temple’s abbot. He was not approved to leave the Institute, then after many times of consultation and obtained the consent of the King of Dharma, Khenpo returned to Namtsok Serder at last where he enthroned and took the responsibility of the abbot, and chaired the Management Association at the same time.

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只看该作者 地板  发表于: 2016-01-31

4.Learning English Hardly

In August 2002, Khenpo Tamgrin made a pilgrimage to Mount Putuo. This is the first time he visits Han region. In 2003, for raising money for rebuilding monastery, he visited Han region for the second time. At that time, he can only say one Chinese word “OK”.

During the course of deeply getting in touch with lay Buddhists of Han region, Khenpo was moved and shocked by all the things he heard about.  

At that time, many everymen pretended to be monks, even living Buddhas and Khenpos, when they came to Han region. As long as being told that the everymen themselves were living Buddhas, gurus or Khenpos, the devout lay Buddhists of Han region made obeisance and offering to the pretending everymen sincerely, and deemed them as real Buddha. These pious lay Buddhists were so eager to be of salvation, but were so blind and utterly ignorant. These pious lay Buddhists did not know what Empowerment and lineage are, did not distinguish between true and false, and replied upon guru without observation in advance. These pious lay Buddhists wanted to practice and be of salvation but did not know how to study and practice. Most of them run everywhere, did not have complete and systematic lineage and practice means, and could only study and practice Buddha through some books and light disks which are for forming ties. During this course, countless sentient beings wasted their time and treasure-like living bodies of human beings, as well as even used Buddha to create karma.

All kinds of these phenomena made Khenpo be extremely worried and burning with anxiety. He knew very well that lost time is never found again and a lost living body of human being is hard to be got back. He also knew well that what time and a living body of human being means to a person who is eager to be of salvation.

At that time, there were many real Khenpo, living Buddha and eminent monks who also came to Han region.  Their motivation was to promote Buddhism. But the Buddhist ceremonies, Dharma events and empowerment for pious lay Buddhists they did were no more than forming ties with sentient beings. These practices do not have real benefit for this life’s salvation of sentient beings of Han region. This is because these Khenpo, living Buddha and eminent monks had not broken through language obstacle.

Khenpo Tamgrin decided to return to Han region to study Chinese. His thought was opposed by all people around him, including monks of the monastery and schoolmates of the Institute. They thought that Khenpo Tamgrin was a well-known living Buddha and Khenpo of Tibet region and Larung Buddhist Institute, as well as that the Institute, the monastery and Tibet region are where his causes and conditions for bringing about Dharma are in, where he benefits sentient beings and he is needed. They also thought Chinese is too difficult to study and it is impossible to reach the degree of preaching in Chinese in a short term.

However, Khenpo thought that: there are countless mahasiddhas and pure bodhimandas in Tibet region, all conditions have already been satisfied if Tibetan would like to study and practice Dharma and his own going or staying is of little important to Tibetan; oppositely, although the pious lay Buddhists of Han region were so eager for Dharma and salvation as well as have culture basis, what they lacked on practice were actually too many, so the pious lay Buddhists of Han region needed help and himself more; and, although studying Chinese is hard, as long as he himself’s motivation is pure, guru and Three Jewels will certainly aid him.

With such vow power, Khenpo went to ask for opinion of his own root guru, The King of Dharma Jigme Phuntsok. The King of Dharma’s attitude was totally in according with Khempo’s expectation, and he knew well about the practice situation of sentient beings of Han region of that time and is also anxious to benefit them. The King of Dharma did not only agree with Khenpo’s decision but also quietly support it. He said, “All Buddhas and Bodhisattvas are merciful and left a lot of termas, most practice methods of which are quite beneficial to sentient beings of Han region. If sentient beings of Han region can practice according to and cleave to these means, I will be quite happy. This is also my wish! It is quite meaningful and worthy to be happy that you do this! I hope you study Chinese well, continue my Dharma-lineage, promote Buddhism in Han region, as well as benefit and save more sentient beings of Han region. During the course you study Chinese and promote Buddhism, you will certainly meet unexpected undesirable conditions and obstacles. It will not matter. Since you have such vast resolve, guru and Three Jewels will certainly aid you, all dharmapalas will protect and maintain you, and I will not leave you in any instant.”

Before the King of Dharma, Khenpo Tamgrin swore that in order to let countless sentient beings of Han region practice authentic Dharma, whatever undesirable conditions and obstacles he will meet, he himself will not flinch or vacillate, will pray to the King of Dharma all the time, will not leave him in any instant, will certainly help more sentient beings of Han region be of salvation as well as will help the King of Dharma realize his wish of benefiting and save sentient beings of Han region.

Consequently, for promoting Buddhism and saving sentient beings of Han region, Khenpo, bearing the weight of the King of Dharma’s ardent entrusting and undertaking divine mission endowed by the King of Dharma, said goodbye to Larung Buddhist Institute, Namtsok Serder Monetary, the King of Dharma as well as his brotherly schoolmates and friends who were together day and night. He returned to Han region in 2003 and resolved to study Chinese hard.

The difficulty can be imaged that a person, who is near 30 years old and never touched Chinese, which is the hardest language in the world. Initially, the study was fairly hard, especially the study of pronunciation. He could not understand anything, was at a sea about what the teacher taught and did not know where to start with.  Even so, Khenpo still set such an object that He would not only be able to speak but also read and write in two years.

Pure compassion can create any miracle!

With guru’s and Three jewels’ aid as well as Khenpo’s unremitting efforts, he could understand Chinese after two months, speak about Dharma in Chinese after half a year, and speak Chinese quite fluently after one year.  Actually, Khenpo was quite busy. He returned to the monastery and Institute to work for six months per year. So he studied Chinese for only twelve months in those two years. In the twelve month time, Khenpo was from knowing nothing to being able to read and write as well as preach in comparatively fluent Chinese. This proves again that pure compassion’s power is unparalleled.

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只看该作者 4楼 发表于: 2016-01-31
5.Receiving Disciples

When Khenpo Tamgrin arrived at Han region alone in 2003, he could not understand what others said or express his own will. In addition, people did not know him and could not generate faith in him. Consequently, Khenpo’s study and life was quite hard, as well as he was sick once. However, regardless of facing sentient beings’ incomprehension, or other undesirable conditions and obstacles, Khenpo did never flinch or vacillate. Sentient beings’ habits are of various kinds. Some are blind and credulous, and some are obstinate and doubting. When mentioning these, many disciples still cannot help feeling ashamed and guilty that they themselves doubted about Khenpo at the beginning, as well as are moved by and wept for his firm faith and persevering spirit.

When Khenpo Tamgrin arrived at Han region at first, he could not speak Chinese and was young, and many people did not understand his meaning. Then these people deemed him as a normal monk to revere and sustain. However, Khenpo did not fuss about these. With whatever purpose people appealed to him for help, he granted whatever was requested and helped them with all his power. In addition, he inspired, guided, as well as converted and taught sentient beings continually by using his compassion, wisdom, skillful means, expedients and his unique way. He let sentient beings know and accept him.

After Khenpo arrived at Han region, he met a lay Buddhist who had cancer and could only live for at most two years, which was diagnosed by doctors. When the lay Buddhist met Khenpo, it had been more than one year passed from the time of diagnosis. The lay Buddhist had walked around all parts of the country with his family, tried everything, received surgery and met many living Buddhas, but his condition became worse and worse. When they were helpless, they found Khenpo Tamgrin. At that time, the patient had extremely bad complexion, were all-overish and had general edema. In order to save kinsfolk’s life, his younger sister and wife could not afford to kneel before Khenpo and prayed for saving their kinsfolk with their faces covered with tears.  Khenpo was compassionate. He recited for and blessed the patient. He also led the patient to retreat to recite Mantra of the

Padmasambhava for a month. When the retreat ended, the patient had better complexion and became fatter. Four or five years passed. The lay
Buddhist is still alive and quite healthy. This affair has let many people build confidence on Khenpo, take refuge with him and become his disciples.  

There is another disciple who not only had cancer but also many other incurable diseases. Khenpo Tamgrin recited mantra for and bless him, and let him recite “Taking Refuge” for one hundred thousand times. After the disciple finished, he went to hospital for inspection and nothing was found out, which made the doctor feel quite surprised. Through this, people around Khenpo began to believe in him and took refuge with him.

In the disciples Khenpo received at first there was a lay Buddhist who had studied and practiced Dharma for many years. At first, she first thought Khenpo was young and had nothing out of the ordinary and only deemed him as a normal monk. However, a thing happened later on, which let her admire Khenpo extremely. She had an illness of leg pain, which had made her suffer unspeakably for many years. She herself had attended many

Dharma events, including chanting sutras, offering vegetarian meals, Seven Day Practice, Segaki (A ritual called Fang yan Kou) and so on. Her condition changed for the better at first, but became worse later. When she got to know Khenpo, it was even quite hard for her to walk. She told Khenpo about this and Khenpo suggested her doing a fire puja. After Guru finished the fire puja, she completely recovered from the illness of leg pain which had tormented her for many years. This thing let her build confidence on Khenpo. It also made up her mind to follow him to study and practice to the end, and that she would not retreat whatever she would face.

In the region Khenpo preached Dharma at first, there is well-known story about Vajra Knot. Every time there are persons coming to see Khenpo, he sends everyone of them a Vajra Knot in order to form ties. There was a lay Buddhist whose family name is Liu. When he was young, he was quite emulous, deemed killing as pleasure and especially liked killing pigs. When he was 44 years old, his hindrance of karma arose, which was that he had cancer. At that time, he had touched Dharma, understood some Buddhist principle and had a mind of confession. Later, he took refuge to Khenpo through another’s introduction. Like to every disciple, Khenpo gave a Vajra Knot to him. He carried the Vajra Knot with him all the time. When he was on his deathbed, he could not swallow the last breath and persisted for a long time. People felt weird but did not know why. Later, someone reminded that there was a special thing on his body. By the reminding, people came up with this Vajra Knot. However, all people doubted whether it was this thing playing a part. Someone proposed taking down the Vajra Knot for a try. It was not expected that once people picked off the Vajra Knot from the lay Buddhist’s body, he breathed his last. All people were surprised.  

Another time, there was a person who was also dying. When he was on his deathbed, his family prepared funeral for him but had not got ready yet. He would breath his last soon. His family were quite sad and hoped having some way to let him persist for a more little while. Then someone thought up that Khenpo’s Vajra Knot is effective. Someone hastened to pick off his own Vajra Knot and put on it for the dying person. As expected, the dying person came around. When all things were ready and his family said it was OK, people picked off the Vajra Knot and he breathed his last.

Many other people met many magical things because of carrying Vajra Knot with them. All people said that it sufficiently show how inconceivable Khenpo’s blessing is that if a person carries his’s Vajra Knot with him on his body, when he is dying, little ghosts and King of Hell do no dare to come. Therefore, many people came to take refuge with Khenpo for obtaining a Khenpo’s Vajra Knot. However, because of this arisal of condition, more people had chances to get in touch with Khenpo, got in touch with Dharma then, as well as followed Khenpo to practice Dharma finally.

This is how Khenpo Tamgrin uses various ways to interpret Dharma to sentient beings and disciples. This is also how he uses his own way to receive and correct disciples, to have his compassion on sentient beings and to move them.

One of the largest wish of this life of Khenpo is to build a Buddhist Institute to train professionals of Dharma who can speak the three languages Tibetan, Chinese and English from their childhood. Such great wish needs not only Khenpo’s own arousal of Bodhichitta but also many people’s to come true.
One of Khenpo’s disciples aroused Bodhichitta very well. Guru continually enjoined him to do morning recitation and evening recitation as well as to participate in chopa. But he always made various excuses to shirk. On a day of chopa, Guru called him several times to ask him to participate, but he always said he had no time. However, in the afternoon of that day, he himself tumbled without sake when walking on a smooth road and bruised himself without rhyme or reason when closing car door. All of these scared him. In the morning of the next day, this CEO who has several enterprises went to meet Guru with salve mull pasted on his head. As soon as he got into the house, he worshiped Guru and said, “Master, I was wrong. I don’t dare any further.”
Later, Guru joked in a casual way that he only wanted to frighten some disobedient disciples and he had no other meaning. This thing let this disciple build a confidence on Guru and arouse the vow to help Guru build Buddhist Institute. From then on, he did whatever Guru asked him to do and did not dare to violate Guru’s will any further.  

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只看该作者 5楼 发表于: 2016-01-31

6.Pure and merciful vows

In 2005, Khenpo made a pilgrimage to Wutai Mountain with the disciples. A hundred thousand butter lamps were lit to pray to Manjusri for eliminating all disciples’stupidity and confusion, darkness and ignorance; clearing up karmas; improving wisdom. This is the first Dharma Assembly held for Han disciples leading by the Khenpo.

During the pilgrimage, Khenpo and his disciples were given many helps by monks of Wutai Mountain. One monk who once studied in Larung offered a dextrorotary conch to Khenpo on behalf of all monk attendees to wish that Dharma Wheel will be always turning and Khenpo’s preaching career will be extensive and achieve completeness. “ This is a good origin” said Khenpo, who received the conch gladly.

Just like Sakyamuni Buddha’s first turning of the wheel of Dharma, it indeed was a wonderful origin which predicted that the career of Khenpo’s Dharma preaching will be spread in dharmadhatu.

There are lots of miracles happened to Khenpo. When worshipping the shrine of Buddha mother cave, one disciple felt she was too big to get through the narrow entrance.

Khenpo constantly encouraged her, reciting beside her and gave her blessing, then she made up her mind and found her body shrank a lot, and went through the hole smoothly. A Vajra brother beside her found her body was obviously smaller enough that a gap can be seen between body and rock hole.

As long as people have contacted with Khenpo, or got close to him, they will be moved by his sincerity and equality mind of compassion, including those practitioners who have already relied on other masters. 

Whenever disciples came from far away to rely on him, became familiar with him or sought help from him, Khenpo is always concerned about them, enquires about them until these disciples arrive and sit around him. Khenpo cared about their board and lodging, and visited their dormitories in person.

He gently pinches the quilts and he asks about whether they feel cold or not. Many disciples said that Khenpo is the mom who protects the babies most in the world.

Khenpo said many times that he is a monk with no family, no kids, and he does not need any offering. The best and biggest offerings disciples can give to the master, three jewels and the parental sentient beings are practicing diligently to reach enlightenment and become a Buddha.

Many people made offerings to him with the intention of respect and gratitude. Though Khenpo received, he cherished every penny. In order to cultivate blessing and merits for sentient beings, he used the money to support the temple, sangha, and pasted the Buhhda statues with gold foils.

Lots of incredible things happened due to the calling of his pure compassion. Merciful Khenpo got the aid from Buddha and Bodhisattva time and again.
In the summer of 2006, Dazhen Khenpo led the Han disciples to Lasa. According to the Tibetan calendar, the arrival date was the day of commemoration of Sakyamuni became a Buddha. Also on that day, they had been to Sera Monastery, where the monks of Sera were holding a Dharma Assembly, chanting “Practices and Vows of the Bodhisatta Samantabhadra’s vows”
There is a statue of Sakyamuni Buddha in the center of the sutra hall in Sera Monastery, and after Khenpo prostrated before Buddha and he stood up, he heard clearly that“May I teach the Dharma in the language of gods, In every language of spirits and nagas, Of humans and of demons, And in the voice of every form of being”. (For the gods, nagas, yakasha, kumbhanda, humans and demons, I wish I can preach Dharma in their language respectively, and guide all beings learn and practice till they become Buddha) This is one of Khenpo’s many vows, which was an extremely supreme origin. According to the monks’ experiences in Sera, such kind of extraordinary origin is very rare.

In Samye Gompa -----where Padmasambhava had retreated and Drepung monastery, Khenpo use the offering from disciples to paste the Buhhda statues with gold foils, offer lamps, give alms to beggars, and made offerings to the genuine practitioners and great siddhas. Due to the Great Bodhhicitta arised of Khenpo, many auspicious signs such as colorful clouds covering the sky and mountain top were witnessed.

There were many auspicious signs appeared as well, when khenpo retreated in Samye Gompa.
At the end of the year 2005, before the book named “Rituals of Pure Land and Dzongchen”to be printed, one layman found Khenpo via other’s introduction.

Actually he has a son around 23 years old, who suffered a disease without any rhyme or reason five year ago. The symptoms were so strange that usually the patient was delirious and out of his mind, but sometimes he faced a wall silently, and could ran out madly when he was not in the sight of family.

Wearing underwear and stripped to the waist in severe winter; constantly ate one kind of food without stopping. He ate several chicken drumsticks everyday continuously for a whole month in a summer. The parents had been to everywhere to see doctors and tried all methods; spent all money they own, the result turned out with no any improvement, but the son getting worse day after day.

Five years later, in order to heal their son, the couple had endured so many hardships and had no money left. The father told Khenpo that he earned money by selling tofu to support the son alive, but all these efforts were useless and he did not know what to do next.

Khenpo sat alone for a long time with tears in his eyes. He expressed his vows sincerely before all Buddha and Bodhisattva, deities and dhammapala, and all sentient beings in dharmadhatu. All vows had been written down in the foreword of the book” Pure Land and the Dzogchen Practice Rituals”:
In order to relieve all sentient beings from suffering and gain happiness permanently, I would like to devote my body, speech and mind to them completely!
No matter what kind of adversities I encounter, the vow to benefit the sentient beings will never be changed!
No matter what kind of obstacles I encounter, the career to salvage the sentient beings will never be given up!
I would rather lose my life than abandoning a single being!
I wish that my wisdom and power can liberate all beings from suffering and afflictions.
I wish my medicine of Dharma can cure the illnesses of sentient beings’ body and mind.
I pray for blessing from my guru and Three Jewels that I will never allow the thought of selfishness and chasing self-interest arising from my mind even in an instant! I should serve all the beings devotedly.
It is greatest felicity and happiness in my life that everyone practices teaching diligently and gain benefits.

These compassions and great vows of Khenpo Tamgrin have been calling innumerable beings walking out of darkness and embracing the dawn.

One disciple of Khenpo, who had suffered all hardships and tortures, once had lost the hope to live.

After depended on Khenpo, she understood a lot of truths by listening to khenpo’s teachings. She knew that everything revealed the cause and result and all appearance of the suffering were brought by karma. The destiny could be changed only by changing herself.

From then on, she practiced diligently, following Khenpo’s teaching faithfully. Genuinely, she relieved herself from the sea of suffering of life and soul. With the complete faith, and the blessing from Khenpo, she went through the trials of illness and death and reach enlightenment in only half a year.

“If we do not have Khenpo, we even can not face and get through the joy and angry, sadness and happiness in daily life, even not to mention the awakeness and becoming a Buddha! So I can tell that it is Khenpo who gave me everything”, said she after her experienced all.

6.清  净  悲  愿

























只看该作者 6楼 发表于: 2016-01-31

7. Preaching Dharma and benefiting the sentient beings

It took two years for Khenpo Tamgrin to translate the essence of Dzogchen lineage from Tibetan into Chinese, and edited the book” Pure Land and Dzogchen Practice Rituals”, which is definitely the Dharma treasure on the top of the pagoda. Main practice methods in the book are selected from the Tripitaka and Twelve divisions of Exoteric and Tantric Sutras, and these are the most essences which descended from Samantabhadra to the King of Dharma Jigme Phungtsog Rinpoche, passed through eighteen generations by oral lineage and mind-transmission. Every Patriarch master attained enlightenment in the same way, which are the supreme and complete practices methods. Depending on these practice methods, ways of lineage, power of lineage’s blessing, many Tibetan people got benefits, and have been reborn in the pure land and have been salvaged from the sea of suffering. If the Han people could strictly follow the ritual and practice seriously and persistently, they will meet the requirements to be reborn in the Western Pure Land laid down by Buddha: 1. Arousing the Bodhichitta. 2. Accumulating the virtues and merits. 3. Contemplating of Amitabha. 4. Dedicating the merits and virtues to all beings and making vows to be reborn in the Western Pure Land.

If someone owns sharp faculty, tremendous merits, diligent practice; he would eliminate all afflictions and attain the completeness---becoming a Buddha in one lifetime. Though someone only has the poor foundation, small virtues, and does not practice hard, he would be reborn in the Western Pure Land of Bliss approaching his end as well.

Khenpo once said: the King of Dharma bestowed the certificate of Khenpo on me, meant I should salvage the sentient beings in this way, so my responsibility and obligation are giving preaching to beings, which is the most thing I like to do.

Khenpo has been giving preaching of “Pure Land and Dzogchen”. Meanwhile, he has constantly been teaching the destined beings proper ways of practice in daily life, diffusing the perfect Dharma which suit everyone anytime and anywhere. 

Khenpo’s view turned to benefiting the boundless beings with modern technology, the convenient and prompt information technology. Under the guidance of Guru himself, website of  Dzogchen started on May 1st, 2006, an auspicious day which was the day of commemoration---birthday of Bodhisattva Manjuist, and it marked that Dzogchen has been spread to the whole dharmadhatu.  

In order to benefit and save more beings, in the Sina UC chat room on-line, Khenpo Tamgrin has set up the on-line group practice class--- for people to form ties with Dzogchen, to guide and help more people who yearn for relief; Dzogchen Preliminaries courses focus on practicing the Preliminaries systematically. In the class of “A Hundred Day Joint Practice”, Khenpo gave teaching every day, led the disciples to start their practice from the basic four Outer Preliminaries , Five Inner Preliminaries and made people to understand what is the right way to get relief and rebirth in Pure Land, what is authentic Dharma and real practice, and he corrected many people’s deviations.

Due to different understanding of Dharma, many people regarded that practice should be keeping away from crowd and worldly life. It would be correct to do so if situation allowed, but many people of modern society have to make a living, do a job, bring up children and support aged parents, they cannot really leave the crowd, be far away from this mortal life and give up everything to engage in meditative practices. If you do think this is the time for my practice, that is the time for living, working or taking a break, you would separate your practice from life and works, so when will be the time for practice? Many people just misunderstand the meaning of practice, and take for granted that practice means giving up everything, means nothing needed and nothing to care. Therefore, they gave up the families, children and fled to the monasteries, or shut themselves in the family hall for worshipping; they gave up their responsibilities and obligations, they thought this is a practice. As a result, their lives became disasters and their practice was in a mass; they neither lead a good life, nor make any progress in practice. It seems like practicing Dharma, actually they were creating evil karmas; it seems like benefiting beings, actually they were hurting others.

So how to deal with the conflicts between life and practice became a crucial problem which is prevalent among practitioners and need an answer. To apply the Mahayana’s harmony and convenience into the daily life, and integrate life and practice, which means converting our lives into practice, namely converting our practice into lives. You do not have to escape from society, and give up any responsibility, thus our lives will be better and happier, everything will go smoothly and be complete, which is the right way for our modern practitioners to choose.

Guru once said, as a qualified Guru, he will point out your weakness and gave you the right knacks to correct your bad habits.

Guru said, practice is a process to get to know about yourself, amend yourself, conquer yourself, and surpass yourself; Practice is a war to defeat the afflictions and ego; Practice means focusing on yourself with all your strength and declare a war to yourself; Practice is amending yourself, not others, only you amend yourself first, then you can correct others.

In spite of many years of practice, many people still cannot deal with the problems with his so called practice experiences. They were still vexed and feel painful with lots of troubles. Many people have practiced for dozens of years or more than ten years or several years, but their mindsets have not been changed, neither their destinies, they still have a lot of unsolvable problems and confusions and questions without answers. However, after following the Guru, many people solved their problems and suddenly see the light through Guru’s concise teachings which is always in a few words.  

Many disciples shared that they were so self-righteous that though they have practice Dharma for so many years, the progress they made cannot compare with what they got in several months by following the Guru. When talking about these, some people could not help scaring. Due to virtues and merits accumulated in many Lifetimes, they met the Guru and practice the authentic Dharma, which was such a lucky thing that they feel rejoice for themselves.

Many disciples listened to Guru ‘s teachings carefully, reflect themselves, and thought about they have learnt so many years but seldom made any changes. The beginningless karmas, ignorance and habits made us slack and lazy, disappointing the Guru and parental sentient beings, but Guru never despised and gave up us, and he is always guide us, encourage us. If we don’t have Guru, we would suffer from samsara in the future, and would never have the chance to relieve. When we thought about these, many burst into tears.

Before depending on Guru, some people was sick and took lots of medicine otherwise they even could not sit straight up, but after they followed the Guru, their health conditions became better and never took medicine again; some people worried about their children’s study, after they followed the Guru, they did not spur the children as fiercely as before, but children’s scores were improved; some others were very irritable before, after they followed the Guru, they became tender and merciful then brought happiness to family and themselves.

Some people’s work did not go smoothly before, by following the Guru’s teaching for some time, everything went well with their work; Some people has the problems of family discord which made them very afflictive that they cannot break up with each other, nor to be reconciled, and After following the Guru, their attitudes were changed, as well as their families, and so on. Such examples could be found everywhere, many disciples generated unmatched faith to Guru due to their changes in every aspect; many people arouse faith and followed Guru because viewing others’ changes from practicing Buddhism.

They said, Guru’s wisdom opened up their doors of hearts, and Guru’s compassion melted down their bad Karmas. Speaking of Guru’s wisdom and compassion, how can one help feeling grateful and filled with the faith?

What Khenpo Tamgrin has preached and explained are the practical and modern Buddhist Dharma which can provide guidance to modern people on their practice in daily lives and works, and can made people really be benefitted.

These supreme knacks of Dzogchen made countless beings full of joy, stepped out of the confusion and lost and began a journey of practicing the real Dharma.

During the period of the great “A Hundred Day Joint Practice”, Khenpo Tamgrin advised followers in earnest and inculcated them tirelessly that practice should be started from the foundation, following the sequences. With the attitude of honesty, compassion and Bodhichitta, all disciples should cherish the valuable time and human bodies; practice the Mahayana diligently to save the parental sentient beings, until we attained total realization as Buddha!

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只看该作者 7楼 发表于: 2016-01-31

8.Buddha shining all

Guru Khenpo Tamgrin Rinpoche's compassion moves all of the destined sentient beings. His wisdom attracts them as well. Impelled by Rinpoche’s compassion and power of vows, people arouse the vow that to save parental sentient beings from the sea of woe forever, and to practice to become a Buddha in this life. 

To relief sentient beings and promote true Dharma, Rinpoche has worked indefatigably day and night, and made painstaking efforts. Because lack of rest and too much speeches, his throat always gets inflammation and has difficulty to speak. Many of his disciples advise him to have more rest, he just smile and doesn't care about the sickness. While in private he said that people take refuge from him because they trust him. It is devotion and they hand on their continuous lives to me, so I have a serious responsibility on my shoulders! I am a monk and what my basic necessities of life are provided by them, so all of my work is for sentient beings, I can't let them down.

Rinpoche's daily life is frugal, he abstain eating any meat and be a vegetarian, advocate freeing captured animals and protect them. Monks, nuns and disciples venerate him. Rinpoche is a real vajra guru.

Guru Khenpo Tamgrin Rinpoche's compassions and vows are shining everywhere; his true mind spreads all over. Countless sentient beings are touched and influenced, then Sangha and disciples have the utmost admiration on Rinpoche and are all in harmony. Inspired by Rinpoche's power of vows, person with certain ability shows up whenever Guru needs during propagating Dharma.

Many of disciples take refuge through on-line ceremony and haven't met Guru face to face, while Guru has never forgotten and ignored them. Guru is familiar with everyone, each time when Guru sat in front of computer listen to and watch them quietly. His sight and expression just look like a mother pay a close attention to her beloved children.

Although many disciples haven't met Guru, while they still feel his absolute sincerity and compassion through his manners via network.

Guru has said that our minds always stay together regardless we are apart from remote places.

We are so lucky to be Guru's disciples. We all treat him as a unique master to rely on in this life. Because he has taught us how to practice, he has also pointed out the way of liberation, he is the benefactor who saving us out from the sea of woes of samsara.

It is beyond any word to thank Guru's great kindness. So the best return and gratitude is the moment when we turn into Buddha.

It is long journey ahead. Guru has most excellent causes and conditions for promoting Dharma, he has a great vows and just starts his career on converting and conveying sentient being to salvation.

We firmly believe that Dzogchen must be spread over space and realms under blessing from Buddhas, Bodhisattva, patriarchs and the Dharma King, as well as Guru's compassions and vows. Immeasurable sentient beings gain benefits and get liberation from the Dzonchen. The Dharma King and Guru’s vows on saving all beings must come true.

(Parts of the contents are excerpted from “Profile of Khenpo Tamgrin”in Tibetan written by Khenpo Tshedbang Phunchogs from Larung Gar Serthar Budddhist Institute, translated into Chinese by Beijing Ethnic Institute.)

Certificate awarded by the King of Dharma Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche personally

(Khenpo Tamgrin has never shown the certificate openly, due to the requirement of establishing the website, he showed it to us, and this verified the words Khenpo said before: For my coming to Han region, I depend on nothing else but my vows and pure budhichitta.)

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只看该作者 8楼 发表于: 2016-01-31

9.The Guru of Preliminaries practice

With perfect wisdom alike Buddha, Guru perceives the weakness of current practitioner, who blindly follow an incorrect trend. “If you don’t follow lineage and the sequences, you can’t make any achievements. If you lack perseverance and blow hot and cold, you will waste your time and waste the human body.” Guru said. After the first “A Hundred Day Joint Practice” in October 2006 to January 2007, Guru set up the on-line Preliminaries class, each term begins in every spring for the practice.(One-year Preliminaries class is mainly about listening and meditation; Three-year preliminaries class emphasizes on true practice.)

Although the conditions and causes are not mature and sufficient, Guru did everything possible to illustrate Preliminaries in details for us. He emphasizes and repeated the key points over and over again. After the first teaching of the Dzogchen (The Great Perfection) via internet in 2006,Guru spent one and a half months to give teaching of Preliminaries of Dzogchen again in 2008. Khenpo spend 9 days in teaching “The Path to Liberation “at “The Ten Thousand Lamps Dharma Assembly” in 2009. Guru held the second “ One Hundred-day Joint Practice” in new Practice Center in June 2011 and illustrate Preliminaries of Dzogchen as well as three specially Preliminaries deeply and systematically. After that, every year in the spring and the summer, the “One Hundred-day Joint Practice” would be held for practicing the preliminaries of Dzogchen in Dzogchen Practice Center of Namtsok Serder Monastery---the great Bodhimanda combined with the Exoteric and Tantric practice.

Although some peoples disagree with the Preliminaries Practice while some peoples despise them, Guru remains unmoved. Khenpo claim, Preliminaries course is foundation of practice. Mastering Preliminaries is benefit but no harm to our meditation, work and daily life. In order to express determination of teaching preparation course, Khenpo called himself “Guru of Preliminaries practice”. Through a lot of dedication and efforts by Guru, many peoples have systematically practiced Preliminaries and have made great changes in aspects of mentality, physiology, characters, attitude and destiny.

9.加 行 上 师




只看该作者 9楼 发表于: 2016-01-31

10.Everyone to be reborn in the Pure Land

The Dharmas promoted by Guru are “Dzogchen and the Pure Land”. The Dharma of the Pure Land is the solution of helping people to face death and to be reborn in the Pure Land. Dzogchen (The Great Perfection) is the way of becoming Buddha in this life. These two solutions are extremely suitable for the beings in this Dharma ending age, also are especially excellent solution of liberation. “For being reborn in the pure land, everyone has the solution through learning and practicing, but only I know a method without the need of learning and practicing.” Padmasambhava said. The solution of liberation without learning and practicing is Phowa.

The purpose of studying Buddhism is going to Western Pure Land and relieving from the suffering in the six realms forever. However, if you expect to go to Pure Land, to be reciting Buddha’s name is not enough and other conditions are required. Everything is impermanent, especially in the dharma-ending age. , many occasions can cause death. We don’t know when to die, where to die and how to die, all of them are uncertain. Guru requested us to learn “Dharma of the Pure land” first in order to get the guarantee of Rebirth in the pure land, then learn the Dzogchen(the Great Perfection) in order to become Buddha in this life.

In order to let disciples follow the lineage and sequences and possess the four requirements to be reborn in the pure land, Guru has set up an on-line class, which majors in the Dharma of Pure land, ensures everyone can go to the Pure Land after this life. Guru demanded that everyone to be reborn in the Pure Land. Preparedness averts peril.

Since “the class of the Pure land” has been set up, many practitioners, especially some elderly ones have studied on-line and made individual achievement.

10. 人  人  往  生




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