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A Brief Biography of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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After four months at Tashi Jong, Rinpoche returned to Rumtek where he remained until , when he was sent to another monastery named Tashi Choling at Therabtse in Tashigang, East Bhutan. Rinpoche stayed at Tashi Choling only one year before he was called back to Rumtek by His Holiness and asked to serve as the abbot of a new Karma Kagyu monastery that had yet to be built in the United States.
The following spring, Rinpoche was on an airplane bound for New York City to begin a different life as a teacher of the dharma in a culture and environment far removed from his home in Kham. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche arrived in the United States just after the arrivals of Lama Ganga, another Kagyu teacher who also received his early training at Thrangu Monastery, and Yeshe Namdag, who fled Tibet with the Sixteenth Karmapa and served as his personal attendant at Rumtek.
These three joined Tenzin Chonyi, who had been asked by the Karmapa to stay in America as his representative after his first world tour in Together, this group was charged by His Holiness with the task of establishing and building a monastery to serve as the seat of the Karmapa in North America. The group moved into a house which sat at the edge of rustic acres of land in Putnam County, New York, that had been generously offered to the Karmapa by C.
Shen, one of the great patrons of Buddhism in America.
While visiting the Putnam County property in the spring of during his second world tour, the Karmapa told Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche that he should open the new dharma center on the auspicious day of Saga Dawa in the following year May 25, It was becoming apparent that the donated land, although a fine piece of property with much natural beauty, was unsuitable even for building an access road.
Through fortuitous circumstances, a mountain-top property nestled above the town of Woodstock was found, and in early , the Mead House was purchased to become the home of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra. Khenpo Rinpoche and the others, now joined by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche, soon moved in and began cleaning up the property.
A formal shrine room was created on the ground floor of the year-old house for public teachings and empowerments. During the first several years after KTD was established, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche continued to oversee and travel to a growing number of affiliate centers around the country. Rinpoche continued to make annual trips for a number of years offering refuge and bestowing teachings to a growing South American sangha. In late , Khenpo Karthar once again accompanied Thrangu Rinpoche on a teaching tour as he had done in their early years in Tibet, but this time they visited centers throughout the United States.
By the mids, there were thirty-two affiliate centers in North and South America, and three in Taiwan. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche was now travelling to teach at all of them on an annual or semi-annual basis. The centers in Taiwan were particularly enthusiastic to receive teachings and empowerments from Rinpoche. Since the early s, he has made at least ten trips to the Far East, including some with Thrangu Rinpoche.
With a solid base in Woodstock and a busy travel schedule, Khenpo Rinpoche initiated a tradition of longer, more intensive teachings at KTD. During the summer of , he offered two month-long courses: one on the Amitabha sadhana and the other on the Mahayana Uttara Tantra Shastra The Changeless Nature. By , Khenpo Rinpoche began to scale back the length of his annual summer teachings to better accommodate the growing number of students coming from farther away. Throughout the s, Khenpo Karthar was not only teaching, but also fully involved in overseeing the building of the new monastery.
In addition to consulting on the construction, furnishing, decoration, and architectural geomancy, he was involved in every aspect from helping mix cement to fabricating the meditation cushions for the shrine rooms, sewing the brocade frames around the lineage thangkas, and overseeing the consecration of many of the rupas. In , the Sixteenth Karmapa had visited Crestone, Colorado and accepted a gift of two-hundred acres of natural land in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range.
His Holiness wished to see this site become a place where the dharma and Tibetan culture could be preserved. His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche visited the Crestone site in and encouraged the sangha to first build a stupa before any other buildings were constructed.
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In the autumn of , Khenpo Karthar travelled to Colorado to select an auspicious site and bless the land on which the Tashi Gomang Stupa would be built. The following year, he returned to Crestone with Bardor Tulku Rinpoche to formally consecrate the site of the stupa so construction could begin. Over the next seven years a devoted group of individuals living in the area worked tirelessly to raise funds and build the traditional forty-foot-tall stupa. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and Bardor Tulku Rinpoche supervised all aspects of the construction from their base in Woodstock, with occasional visits to the site.
Finally, in July of , the two Rinpoches were joined by Bokar Rinpoche who officiated and other Rinpoches and lamas for the formal consecration of the completed stupa. Initially, the property in Colorado was seen as a prime location to build a traditional three-year, three-month Karma Kagyu retreat center. A key element of this plan was that Lama Ganga would serve as drupon retreat master , but when he died in during a trip to Tibet, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche knew this role would fall to him.
Since arriving in the United States, Khenpo Karthar had led individuals in solitary retreat—one as long as twelve years—and two small cabins on the KTD property met this need. But with a growing number of students wishing to do the traditional three-year retreat, a facility was needed that was close enough to KTD to enable Rinpoche to serve as its drupon and maintain his teaching schedule at KTD and the KTCs.
Clearly, Colorado would be too far away for such a retreat center. Auspiciously, in , an anonymous contributor donated 40 acres of land in Delaware County, New York, an eighty-minute drive from KTD. It was a perfect site for establishing the retreat facility. Guru Padma Siddhi Hung.
In this short but extremely rich work, Mipham Rinpoche presents the many layers of meaning, from its outer, literal meaning to the hidden meanings related to the path of liberation, the path of skillfull means including the Perfection stage and Dzogcchen, and finally pith instructions related to these. He concludes with an explanation of how to use the commentary itself as a practice.
This book also includes a Guru Yoga based on the prayer, entitled Rain of Blessings which is performed by many practice groups throughout Asia and the West. It can be used almost as a crib-sheet reminder after reading the full account by Mipham Rinpoche.
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He presents the history, as described above. He also adds. Intending it for future disciples capable of training, he concealed it in many Ters. Later, The Vajra Seven-Line Prayer was revealed in the Ters of most of the one hundred great Tertons of the last ten centuries of the Nyingma lineage, again and again, as the heart of the prayers, teachings, and meditation.
So it is a prayer that is most extraordinary, easy to practice, and replete with immense blessings. At the same time, in the sky before us, we visualize the paradise of Zangdopalri with Guru Rinpoche and his retinue of vidyadharas, 4akas, and 4akinis. Then, what we visualize in the sky dissolves into the visualization we have already created.
The buddhafield dissolves into the buddhafield, Vajrayogini dissolves into Vajrayogini, Guru Rinpoche dissolves into Guru Rinpoche, and the retinue of deities, 4akas, and 4akinis into the corresponding retinue. Do not ever think that the buddhafields are far away, or doubt whether the buddhas may or may not come. For as Guru Rinpoche said: I am present in front of anyone who has faith in me, Just as the moon casts its reflection, effortlessly, in any vessel filled with water. He introduces the background of the prayer here:. It came to this world during a debate at Nalanda when heretics were defeating Buddhist scholars.
If you invoke him there, he will come to your aid.