Yanthang Rinpoche ? A Well Kept Secret and Treasure

First of all thanks to all who visited this blog and went back to contribute to the Offerings to the RINCHEN TERZOD .

Yanthang Rinpoche in a previous visit to the USA

Here is what Orgyen Dorje Den had to say about your generosity-

” Thanks for Tsog Offerings and we welcome more:
Since the announcement and email a few days ago, our Sangha from near and far, has contributed about $3000 towards the daily tsog, torma supplies & samaya substances. That is awesome–thanks for responding and for your generosity! “
The Rinchen Terzod is a collection of Terma which dates back to the 11th century with the first Terton represented being SANGYE LAMA well known for his Guru Sadhanas. Despite all political turmoil, the lineage could be kept and sometimes partially rediscovered .
Here are a few lines of presentation of Yantang Rinpoche as  found on the mirror of wisdom website :

“It is said that at the time of the rebirth of the Tertön Dorje Dechen Lingpa, the sky in Sikkim resounded in thunder, “I am here!”, the sound coming from all directions in space. Sogtrul Rinpoche, the tertön’s principal disciple and lineage holder, was already awaiting him, as his place of rebirth had been predicted both by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and by His Holiness Reting Rinpoche, the Senior Tutor to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. By the time Sogtrul Rinpoche reached him he had already declared himself to be the rebirth of the tertön from Dhomang. He had become known as Yangthang Tulku, as he was from the Yangthang clan in Sikkim.

Yanthang Rinpoche in Namdroling

In addition to extensive training in practices of his lineage that he was required to master, Yangthang Rinpoche was completely trained in the Kangyur and Tengyur, and in the works of Longchenpa. He was widely recognized for the quality and depth of his realization, the power of his attainment, and the purity of his transmissions.
In 1959, when the Communist Chinese invaded Tibet, Yangthang Rinpoche fled Dhomang. He was later captured by the Chinese, and imprisoned for 22 years. Following the death of Mao Tse Tung he was released. He returned to Dhomang to find his monastery completely dismantled. He then obtained permission to go to Sikkim. As a simple yogi he traveled back and forth to Nepal and Bhutan, receiving transmissions and empowerments from His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and His Holiness Dodrubchen Rinpoche.
In 1985, while circumambulating the Great Stupa in Bodhanath, Yangthang Rinpoche met with Gyatrul Rinpoche, who at that time was leading a group of his American students on pilgrimage to the sacred shrines of the Dharma. These two lamas had not seen each other in 26 years. Fleeing from the invading Communist Chinese, they had initially left Dhomang together but parted company at a fork in the road. One fork led Gyatrul Rinpoche to freedom in India, the other led Yangthang Rinpoche to imprisonment. At the request of Gyatrul Rinpoche, Yangthang Rinpoche first came to the U.S. in 1990. He gave many profound teachings and transmissions, and was enthusiastically welcomed wherever he taught. Yangthang Rinpoche returned to the U.S. for a second tour of teaching and transmission in 1997, and for a third tour in 2002.

Yanthang Rinpoche has also declared this transmission to be his last gift to the American People and considering his advanced age, it is totally amazing that we have such an opportunity given to us- American or not, humans and all beings alike are blissfully unaware of this unique event. Please to breach the darkness of ignorance, consider :


May all beings benefit !

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