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Biography of His Eminence the Kundeling Tatsak Choktrul Rinpoche
His eminence the kundeling tatsak Jedrung nomen Han hoThoktu is an emanation of Manjusri(Jetsun-Jamphel-yang) who is popular and widely well known Lama in the countries such as Tibet, china and Mongolia. The great lineage and reincarnation of Kundeling Rinpoche, starting from Baso chokyi gyaltsen till the present Kundeling Rinpoche and their contribution towards the benefit of sentient being is well acknowledged and universal fame. The first Kundeling Tatsak choktrul Trichen Baso Choekyi Gyaltsen, brother of Khedrup Rinpoche was one of best disciple of Je-Tsonkhapa who later got enthroned as Gaden Throne(Highest seat in Gelukpa Sect) for eleven years. During the era of Great master Je-Tsongkhapa, His eminence was bestowed with all the teaching by Je-Tsongkhapa to shoulder the responsibility of preserving and widening Buddhism.
The forth reincarnation of Kundeling Tatsak Rinpoche, during the time of His Holiness the Third Dalai Lama, was enthrone as main religious master of Chamdo Monastery. His eminence invited the then Dalai lama Gyalwa Sonam Gyaltso to Chamdo Monastery. His eminence the forth Kundeling Rinpoche was also Abbot of Donyag-Dhargyal Ling Monastery of Japhu. Out of the four great text on path to enlightenment(Lamrim), His eminence was the author of one eminent text called “Ba-so-chen”.
The fifth reincarnation of Kundeling Rinpoche, during the time of His Holiness the 4th Dalai Lama, laid the foundation and also established the Shopa-do monastery. Rinpoche also served as Abbot of the same monastery. Rinpoche was also religious and political leader to as many as seven thousand people, two thousand monks and thirty monasteries such as Japhu-Donag-Dhargyal-ling during the time.
The sixth Kundeling Tatsak Rinpoche traveled to Mogolia under the order from His Holiness the fifth great Dalai Lama and His eminence stayed at Mongolia for seven years. As envoy of His Holiness the great fifth Dalai Lama, Rinpoche resolved the conflict at Mongol and further generated a treaty there. Highly impressed by his intellectuality and brave heartedness, the then emperor of china “khang-shei” invited his eminence to china and got devoted by the people there.
The seventh Kundeling Tatsak choktrul rinpoche, during the time of His Holiness the seventh Dalai Lama, travelled to china under the warm invitation from The Chinese emperor and Chang-Gya-Rinpoche. There, His eminence worked perseveringly for the prevalence of Buddha-Dharma and he was also seated as the Abbot(religious Head) of Peking Gaden Jingjang ling or Yonghe gong temple.
The eight Kundeling Tatsak Choktrul Rinpoche, during the time of His Holiness the eight Dalai Lama, travelled to Mongolia(Dolono) and stayed there for about ten years for the prevalence of Buddha-Dharma. Moreover His eminence shouldered the responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s regent for twenty years during the time till ninth Dalai Lama was recognized and enthroned thereafter at the Potala Palace. His eminence dedicated all his efforts in the search and recognition of the reincarnation of eight Dalai Lama, “His Holiness Gyalwa Lungtok Gyaltso” and thereby committed with dedication towards the wholesome betterment of “Gaden-Phodrang”.
The Ninth kundeling Tatsak Choktrul Rinpoche, during the time of His Holiness the tenth Dalai Lama Visited different places of Kham region and dedicated many years for the prevalence of Buddha Dharma and betterment of sentient being as a whole. His eminence was also a teacher to His Holiness the eleventh Dalai Lama and transferred all his teachings and blessing initiations received from former master-lineage to His Holiness. His eminence had contributed a lot towards prevalence and to preserve the pure teachings of Buddha.
The tenth Kundeling Tatsak choktrul Rinpoche, during the time of twelfth Dalai Lama, studied great five treaties of Buddhist philosophy and acclaimed Geshe Lharampa Degree(Doctorate Degree) at Drepung Gomang Buddhist University. His eminence took the responsibilities of 12th Dalai Lama’s regent for 12 years until the 13th reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama was recognized and enthroned. He took great responsibility with utmost dedication in the process of search and recognition of 13th Dalai Lama. His eminence latter became senior teacher(Master) to 13th Dalai Lama. During the 12years of shouldering responsibilities of 12th Dalai Lama’s regent, his eminence looked after the betterment of Tibetan people and internal affairs such as religious and political affairs with superlative dedication and commitment that no regent had done in the past.
The 13th Kundeling Tatsak Choktrul Rinpoche was born in Lhasa(Capital City of Tibet) with many auspicious signs. After through and much precise test and prediction coupled with the prophesies of divine protector such a “Nechung-Choegyal” and “Lamo stangpa dongtoe”, the reincarnation of 12th Kundeling Tatsak Jedrung Rinpoche is recognized. With the hair offering ceremony, the name “Jetsun Tenzin choekyi Gyaltsen pal sangpo” has been given to 13th Kundeling Rinpoche. With the prostration to his master/Teacher Jetsun Lobsang Tsultrim Palsangpo, His eminence learnt Buddhist philosophy and attained Geshe Degree thereafter.
His eminence studied Buddhist trantric and rituals at Gudmey Monastery located at Hunsur, south India. His eminence received many sacred teachings and empowerment initiations from His Holiness the great 14th Dalai Lama and many other highly revered Masters(Guru), thereby contributing tremendously towards the welfare and prevalence of Buddha Dharma. As requested by the people, Kundeling Rinpoche has visited different places of eastern and western part of the world for the benefit of sentient being as whole and to impart the knowledge of pure essence of Buddha’s Teachings.
In brief, His Eminence the Kundeling Tatsak Rinpoche had been the abbot of Great Chamdo monastery and had been religious and political leaders to as many as 40 different Monasteries. Rinpoche was enthroned as Gaden Tripa(Throne)and had been tutor to 11th and 13th H.H Dalai Lama. Kundeling Rinpoche also took the responsibility to shoulder the regent of His Holiness the Dalai Lama twice. Thus, His eminence preceded with unmatched commitment and dedication for the prevalence and conservation of Buddha Dharma in countries such as Tibet, China and Mongolia.