Read more about H.E. Dagyab Kyabgoen Loden Sherab Rinpoche
Our dearest H.E. Dagyab Kyabgoen Rinpoche is arriving Singapore via SQ405 on 10th Jan 2013, Thursday, at 8:10pm
His Eminence Dagyab Kyabgoen Rinpoche belongs to the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The Dagyab Kyabgoens have been the spiritual head of the Dagyab region in Eastern Tibet, and carry the title Hothogthu Nomonhan (‘Hothogthu’ means noble, ‘Nomonhan’ refers to the King of Dharma). This title is exclusive to a group of most outstanding and highest-ranking Lamas.
Rinpoche was born on 27th July 1940 in Menya, Eastern Tibet. In 1945, Rinpoche was recognized as the reincarnation of the 8th Kyabgoen of Dagyab (Patron of Dagyab). Rinpoche studied in Drepung monastery, one of the 3 main monastic universities in Central Tibet and has also achieved the title of Geshe Lharampa (a qualification which is equivalent to the PHD degree in Indian universities), and is the highest degree in Tibetan Buddhism.
In 1966, Rinpoche was invited by the University of Bonn to come to Germany, and has been a research scientist in the field of Tibetan studies at the University. Rinpoche travels to many parts of the world to give teachings, and is especially known in the West for his practise-oriented, intensive and enthusiastic way of teaching Tantra.
Rinpoche is not only a lineage holder in the Gelugpa tradition but has also received a great number of teachings from qualified Masters of the Sakya and Kagyu traditions as well. He was one of the closest students of the late Kyabje Trijiang Rinpoche, The Junior Tutor to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Rinpoche is a one of the rare living Masters today who holds almost all the transmissions and lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.