Respected Tibetan master Kyabje Jangtse Choje Rizong Rinpoche taught on a series of important texts in South India as part of the Geden Phacho Bhucho Project (GPBP) to preserve endagered Tibetan Buddhist lineages. From 14 December 2008 to 2 January 2009, Kyabje Rinpoche gave oral transmissions of the works of three masters from the Gelug lineage:
1) Ngulchu Yabse Sum, Khedrup Nagwang Dorje (1720-1803);
2) Ngulchu Dharmabhadra (1772-1851);
3) and his disciple Ngulchu Yangchen Drubpai Dorje (1809-1887)
This cycle of teachings contains ten volumes in all. To date, Kyabje Rinpoche has completed the six volume Ngulchu Dharmabhadra. He will address the four remaining volumes which include the single volume Khedrup Nagwang Dorje, and three volume Ngulchu Yangchen Drubpai Dorje, later this year. The manuscripts contain practices for numerous deities, which are crucial for Buddhists practicing any of the three main Gelugpa deities. The teaching events provide a unique opportunity to receive the oral transmissions (or lung) for these texts from an eminent master.
Near the end of the teaching period, the Geden Phacho Bhucho Preservation Centre and Tashi Lhunpo Monastery organised a long life ceremony honouring Kyabje Jangtse Choje Rizong Rinpoche. Tibetan Buddhist long life ceremonies are an important way to express appreciation to knowledgeable teachers.
This year's gathering was held at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in South India, and the follow-on teachings will also take place there. Lelung Rinpoche, founder of GPBP, extends his gratitude to the Monastery, which provided considerable and generous support for the teaching events. GPBP, an initiative of Lelung Dharma Trust, is working to ensure the survival of rare Tibetan Buddhist lineages that are in danger of dying out. The project welcomes any and all forms of support to realise its goal. Please contact us for more information if you would like to contribute.