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Since the inception of Norbu Choling Dharma Centre in 2006, We have the honour of having kind and humble teachers gracing our events both in Singapore and Indonesia from Key Gompa and Gaden Shartse Monastery. Their presence have path the way for us to share the precious Buddhadharma with everyone near and far.

Quote: "It is important to know dependent arising because in our daily lives, things all arises dependently. We must know the nature of things and the nature of sorrow. If we don't know that, then we don't know how to remove sorrow and suffering and how to be happy..." From Lochen Tulku Rinpoche's Teaching: The Cause and Effect - Karma .


OUR SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: REV. TENZIN KALSANG LOCHEN TULKU RINPOCHE
Lochen RinpocheRev. T. K. Lochen Tulku is the 19th reincarnation of the Great Translator Rinchen Zangpo (year 958 - 1055) of Tibet, - one of the greatest scholars and artists of the century. Rinchen Zangpo is believed to be an emanation of Buddha Shakyamuni. The Buddha stated that he will come to Himalayas in the future at a certain place "who will be a bird-faced monk, an emanation of the Muni named with Ratna" (Rinchen / precious).

Rinchen Zangpo translated over hundred-text books of Buddha's doctrine from Sanskrit to Tibetan including the 16 volumes of Prajana Pramita Stra and many more.

During the 10th century, he was a great temple builder. He built 108 temples throughout the Himalayan region including Western Tibet. It is said that he built all these temples overnight through his miracle power. However, we still have remaining temples in India Himalayan region, such as in Ladhak, Spiti and Kinnaur. These temples are well known to the world because of their fine art and architecture.

Present Rev. T. K. Lochen Tulku Rinpoche was born in Kinnaur Dist. of Himachal State in Northern India and is honored as a Scholar, a Master of Buddhist Philosophy and in Tantrayana Buddhism since 1985. He received an intensive and large number of instructions on both Sutra and Tantra from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, his two tutors and most respected and practiced master His Eminence Lati Rinpoche. He had formal education in Buddhist dialectic Institution in Dharamasla and holds a Uma Ran Jampa post-graduate degree.

He runs monasteries in India Himalayan region and has tens of thousands of disciples. He is chairing many more organisations all over india. In Tibet, he belongs to Tashi Lhunpo Monastic University.

It is also a tradition in this Monastic University that if Lochen Tulku is present during prayers, there is no need of a statue of Buddha Shakyamuni where otherwise is necessary, particularly during the puja of restoration and purification. He also visits many countries in the west giving teachings of Buddhist philosophy, initiations and is a guardian to many needy people.

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By TENZIN DORJE NEGI
GENERAL SECRETARY
RINCHEN ZANGPO ENDOWMENT SOCIETY DELHI, INDIA

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GANGLING TULKU RINPOCHE
Gangling Tulku RinpocheDokhang Gangling Tulku Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche (Shortly known as Gangling Khentul Rinpoche) was born on 8th March 1926 in Lhasa city, to a couple serving at the Langdul family, the family of the great 13th Dalai Lama.

His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama recognized him to be the real incarnation of Dokhang yangten Tongnyi Khenpo Tenzin Phuntsog. Thus, he was brought to the monastery and enthroned as Gangling Khentul Rinpoche at the Gaden Shartse monastery.

Since then he embarked on his monastic training and studied all the field of Buddhist studies at the prestigious Gaden Shartse Monastery with great many masters like; Ven. Lhopa Kyorpon Losang Namgyal Rinpoche, Phukhang Geshe Gedun Kalsang Rinpoche, Zungchu Geshe Palden Dawa Rinpoche, Gaden Tri Rinpoche Serjeh Tsangpa Lhundup Tsondue, Drepung Loseling Geshe Yeshe Loden Rinpoche and many more. On completion of his monastic studies in the year 1948 he was conferred the degree of Geshe Lharampa. After that we joined the prestigious Gyuto Tantric University for further studies and studied Tantra for three years under the guidance of the Gyuto abbot Drepung Loseling Gowo Drugdag Rinpoche.

In the year 1987, His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed him the abbot of Dhangkhar monastery, since then he is serving on the post till now.


ABBOT TSERING TOBAY
Abbot Tsering TobayAbbot Tsering was born in 1939 in Losar, Spiti. He was ordained at the age of 7 by Kyabje Trijiang Rinpoche. Since then, he embarked on his monastic training and studied all the fields of Buddhist studies with great masters like; Ling Rinpoche, H.H. the 14th dalai lama, Lati Rinpoche and Serkong Rinopche. he furthered his tantric studies in Tshi Lhunpo Moanstery, South India and is well-versed in both tantric and sutra practices.

ABBOT LOBSANG JINPA
Abbot Tsering TobayAbbot Lobsang Jinpa was born in 1956 in Losar, Spiti. He was ordained at the age of 13 by Karchen Tashi Dorje. Since then, he had a personal tutor; Tesring Chhopel under which he studied Tantric practices for 18 years. From 1981, he embarked on his debate and Sutra studies for another 10 years under Geshe Tsewang. He had been in Lama dance for 7 years since 1974.From1992 to 1995; he was a Chanting Master and served as a teacher from 1996 to 2000 in Kee Gompa. From 2004 to 2007, Lobsang Jinpa was appointed as the Abbot of Kee Gompa. Khenpo Jinpa has studied under great masters like: Serkong Rinpoche, Ling Rinpoche, Lati Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijiang Rinpoche, H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, Lochen Tulku Rinpoche and Tomdhan Rinpoche.

RINPOCHE JANGCHUP CHODEN
Rinpoche Jangchoe ChodenRinpoche Jangchup Choeden was appointed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, as New Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery in May 2009. The enthronement ceremony was on Sunday, 26th July at Gaden Shartse Monastery. He is from the prestigious Gaden Shartse Norling College in Mundgod and Gyuto Tantric University. He studied under guidance of the great masters Ven. Khensur Lobsang Choepel (ex-abbot Shartse College); His Eminence Kyabje Khensur Lati Rinpoche (abbot emeritus Shartse College). From 1979 to 1988, he studied Pramana Vidya (Buddhist Logic), Prajnaparamita (Pefection of Wisdom), Madyamika (Middle Way), Abhidharma (Treasury of Knowledge), and Vinaya (Ethics). He was awarded the prestigious degree of Geshe Lharampa.

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