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Taking happiness and suffering on the path – Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche
September 29, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm| By donation
Our lives change every second, sometimes bringing us joy and happiness, sometimes sadness, depression and anxiety. Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche explains how we can deal with all the feelings and perceptions, which are created in our mind so we develop spiritually and find an inner balance.
Dolpo Tulku, also called Tulku Sherab Zangpo, was born into a Lama family in Dho Tarap, Dolpo, in 1982. He became a monk at Kanying Shedrub Ling Monastery, Nepal, at the age of 10 in 1992 and was recognized by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to be the reincarnation of the third Dolpo Nyingchung Drubthob shortly thereafter. He was thensent to Namdroling Monastery, India, to receive his monastic education under theguidance of Penor Rinpoche.
1994 the Dolpo People’s Welfare Association sponsored his grand official enthronement ceremony at Shechen Monastery, Kathmandu, in the midst of more than ten thousandnatives from Dolpo and adjacent regions. Hence he got the responsibility to guide the three main monasteries, three retreat centers and the people of Dolpo. Whilst studying tantric rites and rituals in the monastery, he assumed the responsibility of a Vajracharya.
In 1997, when he was just 15 years old, he entered Nyingma Ngagyur Institute, theprestigious monastic college of Namdroling Monastery where he studied, debated andresearched all the sutra and tantra teachings of Lord Buddha for ten years under morethan forty scholars and masters including His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. He also studied Tibetan literature, Poetry, Tibetan History and Tibetan Religious History. He secured first division marks in all examinations. Owing to the high scholarship and experience, he was appointed junior teacher and a member of the Rigdzod Editorial Committee whilst an eighth year student.
In 2008 he returned for the first time to Dolpo in 17 years to visit his monasteries and toget enthroned there. He was accompanied by a German film team, who produced anaward-winning documentary ‘Dolpo Tulku – Return to the Himalayas’. Since then Rinpoche has travelled extensively through Asia and Europe to teach Buddhist philosophy, give public talks on mind training, conduct seminars on stress & burn out and to raise awareness about the situation in Dolpo. He started implementing projects in Dolpo since 2007, together with the local population. The Dolpo Tulku Charitable Foundation was registered with the Nepali government in 2010 and has the main aims to promote the protection of the environment, the improvement of the health care and the effective combination of modern and traditional education.
He continues to teach at the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute for several months a year. In his remaining time, he visits Dolpo or travels worldwide to give public talks and Buddhist lectures to give people an introduction on how to retain a peaceful mind. He is actively pursues dialogue with scientists, doctors, psychologists and representatives of other religions to explore ways how to combine their knowledge in order bring about benefit to as many people as possible.