His Eminence Venerable Dekhung Gyaltsey Tulku Rinpoche.
Rinpoche is a highly revered senior teacher of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and has received the “Archarya” (Master’s degree) qualification in Buddhist philosophical education from the Karma Sri Nalanda University. He is a well versed scholar and embodies the non-sectarian spirit, teaching in all Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
He has been instrumental initially in the management and the day to day administration and welfare of the monastic bodies in Sikkim, India, notably Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre (the international seat of H.H. Gyalwang Karmapa) and Drupkhong Meditation Centre (started by H.E. the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche).
Rinpoche-la is currently the representative of H. H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje in Australia. He tirelessly dedicates his times between Australia, Sikkim (India), Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and New Zealand and benefits many by teaching extensively and overseeing numerous International Kagyu Monlam programs.
Rinpoche is also the Spiritual Director of Kadri Bodhi Monastery in Sydney.
We follow the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu Lineage in Tibetan Buddhism where a great emphasis is placed on the continuity of oral instructions passed on from master to student. The Kagyu Lineage traces its origin back to the historic Buddha, Shakyamuni and Marpa Lotsawa, the great translator and yogi, who brought the unbroken lineage from India to Tibet and hence, this great Golden Rosary tradition still continues to our present time with H. H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje.
This Dharma Project will enable many people to attain long term Buddhist Dharma practice and meditation formatted in traditional Tibetan training and learning.
However this pure motivation completely relies on the kindness and generosity of donors, volunteers and friends like you.
Acquiring the land to establish the centre Karma Yiwong Samten Ling (natural, beautiful place of meditation) has been completed thus initiating a permanent physical presence of Buddhist Dharma in Australia with an aspiration of benefiting a larger section of people through the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
There is no greater practice, no greater accumulation of merits, no greater generosity and no greater means of accomplishment than to bring happiness, true peace and harmony for all the people of the world.
My dear friends, I welcome all of your help in this noble undertaking.
Yours in the Dharma
Venerable Dekhung Gyaltsey Tulku Rinpoche
Lama Chewang Norbu Bhutia attained an Acharya (Master's Degree) in the Buddha’s teachings and has completed a traditional Three-Year Retreat. He has also been a Lecturer at Karma Shri Nalanda Institute at Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim, India joining us at KYSL in January 2023.
In 2024 Lama will be teaching from key texts by Arya Nagarjuna and Gampopa as well as guiding and leading Vajrayana practices such as Chenrezig, Green Tara and Mahakhala. Details of these and other exciting events will be available on our Events calendar.
Need advice on where to get started or to discuss your dharma practice with an experienced practitioner and spiritual friend?
Appointments with Ven Lama Chewang Norbu Bhutia can be arranged by contacting the Centre.
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