Event : Retreat, Puja and Empowerment by HE Choeze Kuchen Rinpoche
Date : June 18-26
Venue : Rime Tengye Society
Address : 57A Lorong 27 Geylang, Level 2
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Website : http://www.choezerinpoche.org/
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June 18 9:30am-5:00pm
Guru Rinpoche Puja/Dzambala Puja/Wealth Vase Blessing
June 19 9:30am-5:00pm
White Tara Empowerment/Guru Rinpoche Tsog Offering
June 22 7:30pm-9:30pm
Phowa Practice (For those who have recieved Phowa Empowerment)
Dharma Talk : Introduction to Mahamudra
Kunchok Thrinley Lhundup Namgyal was born in Kathmandu, Nepal in 1984 as the eldest son of Lama Jorjel, brother of H.E. Ayang Rinpoche. At the age of two, HH. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chungtsang Rinpoche recognized him as the 11th incarnation of Choeze Kuchen Rinpoche.
Choeze Kuchen Rinpoche is one of the high lamas of Choeze Thupten Dhargyeling monastery in Kham, Tibet. He is regarded as the manifestation of Yamantaka (a wrathful aspect of Manjushri).
In one of his previous lives, he was born as a bright Brahmin named Salwa (Prabha) during the times of Buddha Dipankara. In the 7th century, during the time of Dharma King Songtsen Gampo, he took rebirth as Thonmi Sambhota who went to India and studied under the great scholar Lekchin Kara and introduced Tibetan script and Buddhism into Tibet. He has also reincarnated before as Nged-Phupa, a great master of Mahamudra during the time of Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon.
The present incarnation of Choeze Kuchen Rinpoche has achieved immense knowledge and wisdom at a very young age. He has undergone seven years of study of Buddhist philosophy and Drikung Kagyudpa teachings at the Thupten Shedup Jangchupling in south India. He has also received many precepts, oral transmissions and initiations from H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and Phowa Teachings from H.E. Ayang Rinpoche.
Rinpoche has spent two years in retreat and meditation, especially on Yamantaka, Padmasambhawa, White Tara and Aachi, at Pharping, one of the holy pilgrim place of Guru Padma Sambhawa.
At a very young age of 20, Rinpoche has established a retreat center at Pharping, Nepal. It is called "Aa Chi Namkha Thinksang" and he has built another retreat center in Kham, Tibet in recent years.