Short biodata on Kyabje Dagri Rinpoche

(Thupten Lundrup Tenpey Gyaltsen)

Kyabje Dagri Rinpoche (Thupten Lundrup Tenpey Gyaltsen) is the 5th reincarnation of Dagri Kyenchen Gyatso Thaye, a highly respected great yogi, enlightened scholar and emanation of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. Coming from a long and illustrious lineage of reincarnations, Dagri Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Lama Serlingpa, the holder of the supreme lineage teachings on Bodhicitta, which forms the essence of Mahayana Buddhism. Lama Serlingpa was one of special Gurus to the jewel in the crown of the Pandits of Nalanda University, India, namely Lama Atisha, the author and source of the first text on the 'Lam Rim', the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, as well as the 'Lojong' mind training teachings of Buddha.

Kyabje Dagri Rinpoche is also reincarnation of one of the 16 Arhats, namely Arya Neyten Serki Bewu, the great Arya being who made a pledge during Buddha's lifetime to grant protection and conducive conditions, to all Dharma practitioners for them to actualize enlightenment. Dagri Rinpoche is also the reincarnation of Dagri Losang Chojor Gyatso, a lineage Lama within the Merit Field of many Highest Yoga tantric practices and is particularly renowned in conferring Commentaries and guiding practices in relation to Yamantaka. He is regarded as a living Yamantaka, the wrathful manifestation of enlightened Manjushri, Buddha of Wisdom.
Kyabje Dagri Rinpoche is also the reincarnation of Dagri Losang Thupten Namgyal, root guru to Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo, who in turn is a root linage Guru to many of the past and present great yogis and masters of today. Kyabje Dagri Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Dagri Lobsang Lungrig Gyatso Wangyal, who is also a lineage Guru to most of the past and present great yogis, Buddhist scholars, lineage holders, Geshes, teachers and abbots of today.

Kyabje Dagri Rinpoche is one of the very special Lamas who is particularly close to HH 14th Dalai Lama and our Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Kyabje Dagri Rinpoche is not just great scholar and doctorate holder of Buddhist philosophy, Sutra and Tantric teachings; he is a great yogi who has performed extensive retreats in respect of all the major Initiations and teachings that he gives teachings and initiations on. Rinpoche is a profoundly compassionate, gentle and skillful Teacher to thousands of disciples around the world.

Under the great care and guidance of HH the 14Dalai Lama, Kyabje Dagri Rinpoche is one of extraordinarily few reincarnated Lamas who preserves the pure lineage of the Buddhadharma by upholding the initiations, transmissions and blessings of both Sutra and Tantra from ALL 4 traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Most rare indeed. Amongst Rinpoche's many enlightened activities, Rinpoche has rescued many people from life-dangers, chronic illnesses, has pacified natural disasters and of course, enlightened many disciples throughout the world, through his extensive teachings, initiations prayers and blessings. It is extremely rare and fortunate to meet and receive teachings, initiations and blessings from this great enlightened, living master of the pure lineage of Buddhism, Kyabje Dagri Rinpoche.