khentrul Thokmeth Rinpoche

Khentrul Thokmeth Rinpoche was born in Kheng Goling, Bhutan in 1970, to Tali Pa as his father and Sangay Wangmo as his mother. When Rinpoche was born, there were many auspicious signs.

At the age of 6, Rinpoche started to utter what he has gone through in his past life, including names of relatives; he appeared to have a clear memory of his past life. One day, a disciple of his from his past life, Lop Ther Chung Rinpoche took him to HH Dielgo Khentshe Rinpoche and proved these incidents to HH.

Subsequently, HH Dielgo Khentshe Rinpoche has recognized Rinpoche to be the reincarnation of Geshe Rikzang Rinpoche and presented him a white khata that represented auspicious and fulfillment. HH had also presented him the representations of body, speech, mind, quality and activity so that in the future, his activity of benefiting the sentient beings may be fulfilled. Body --- a statue of Guru Rinpoche, speech ---a long life sadhana, mind ---a stupa, quality and activity --- a treasure vase, a bell, a phurpa, two kapalas and a testimonial certificate.

At the age of seven, he was enthroned in the monastery by his disciple from his past life, Khenpo Ther Chung Rinpoche. Many were present; among them were Rinpoches, bikshu, bikshuni, lay people and officers of the government.

From 7 to 20, Rinpoche learned the alphabet, dharma grammar, sutras, commentaries, worldly dharma like making tormas, playing instruments, mudra, vajra dance etc. After he completed his study, he stayed on to serve as a teacher, treasurer and other posts, all of which he had shown perfect responsibility.

From 20 to 23, Rinpoche has been studying at Tongsa Tsangkha Institude under the supervision of Lop Nurbu Wangchuk Rinpoche. The subjects of his study included commentary canons, sutras, Madyamika, debate and also astrology. From the age of 23 to 32, for almost ten years, Rinpoche stayed in southern India at the Namdroling Monastery of HH Penor Rinpoche, studying sutras, commentary canons, Madyamika, Maha Prajna sutra and received the Namchoe, preliminary, 5 Foundations, tzalung, Zhogchen, oral transmission, empowerments and teachings from HH Penor Rinpoche. And Rinpoche has completed all of the subjects mentioned above.

In 1994, HH Penor Rinpoche and HH Taklung Tshetul Rinpoche including their khenpos and a hundred more of lamas were at Bodhgaya where the Bhuddha attained enlightenment. It was then that Rinpoche took his bikshu precepts. He got the name Thubten Yeshey Namgel , and learned empowerments, oral transmissions which he practices to the completion.

After that, Rinpoche has received many empowerments, oral transmissions, zhogchen empowerments, oral transmissions and practices fromHH Dalai Lama, HH Menling Techen Rinpoche,HH Sakya Tenchen Rinpoche, HH Jadrel Rinpoche, Yulchu Khen Rinpoche. He also received Pema Lingpa Rinzin Terzhuo empowerment, oral transmission and practices from HH Penor Rinpoche, HH Delgo Khentshe Rinpoche,HH Dodrup Chen Rinpoche and HH Taklung Tshetul Rinpoche.

In order to practice the above mentioned practices he got, Rinpoche has been retreating for three years and three months. Upon the end of his retreat, host of his disciples have seen rainbow and nectar in the sky.

In 2005, His Root Guru, HH Penor Rinpoche has instructed him to come to Taiwan thinking that Taiwan is a Bhuddhist country; Taiwanese have faith in the Bhuddhism and respect monks and lamas. Many of the people there are inquisitive towards Buddha Dharma, and are eager to learn, contemplate or even practice the Buddha Dharma due to their past virtuous connections. There has been a great need of qualified Gurus along with the situation; therefore HH Penor Rinpoche has requested Rinpoche to go to Taiwan even for temporary in order to teach those who take much interest in Buddhism starting from the basic dharma: The rarity of the human body, the impermanent of life, existence of cause and result, defects of samsara, and the merit of liberation, to the profound Zhogchen teaching. HH hopes that Rinpoche will teach everything he knows about the Buddha Dharma to his disciple so that the Buddha Dharma will shine like the sun all over Taiwan.

We pray for the peace of Taiwan, and also the world; let there be without disease and obstacles, disaster, war. May all sentient beings attain enlightenment and buddhahood; may Rinpoche be able to spread the Dharma widely over the earth.

People who have faith in the Dharma, regardless of their age and gender are welcome to discover the Buddha Dharma within their hearts.

Sarwa Manggalam!!

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