Palyul Tarthang Khanpo JANGLING Rinpoche
Beginning at the early age of 13, Jangling Rinpoche received
tonsure (vows) and extensive teachings from Getse Khenchen
Lobsang Sherab, an emanation of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo. He
completed the full course on five minor and five major Tibetan
Buddhist sciences which included Tibetan and Sanskrit
literature, astrology and Buddhist philosophy.
At the age of 20, Rinpoche received Bhikshu ordination vows (the
highest ordination level) from Lhatrul Ogyen Garwang Nyima
Rinpoche, of Palyul Tarthang Monastery, and an emanation of
Vajrapani. From him he also received all the instructions on
performing Buddhist rituals and how to follow all the precepts
of Bhikshu vows according to the Vinaya Sutra. He has studied in
the Buddhist Colleges at Tarthang Monastery in Golok, Larong
Monastery Institute in Serta, Ngagyur Nyingma Institute at
Namdroling Monastery, India and other places. Rinpoche has
completed his study in Sutra,
using the Five Abidhama Texts. He also completed Generation and
Completion stage practice, focusing on the Guhyasamaja Tantra. Rinpoche has
also received complete initiation, transmission and pith
instruction teachings on Dzogchen Thoegal from Khenchen Munsel
Rinpoche. Khenchen Munsel, an emanation of Longchen Rabjam, a
supreme Dzogchen master, was very pleased with Rinpoche¡¯s
understanding and accomplishment and counts Jangling Rinpoche
among his most distinguished disciples.
Jangling Rinpoche has also received teachings from the 10th
Panchen Lama Rinpoche, the 14th Dalai Lama, Kyabje Khenchen
Jigme Phuntsok, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, Kyabje Dodrupchen
Rinpoche, Tri Gungthang Rinpoche, Sakya Gongma and other
contemporary Tibetan Buddhist masters as well. He went on
pilgrimage and did short practice retreats in holy places in
Tibet, China, Nepal and India.
In 1999, H.H. Penor
Rinpoche brought him to the Palyul Retreat Center in upstate New
York, and appointed him as Tsalung instructor.
Later he was sent to Macau as the representative of H.H. Penor
Rinpoche to organize the Palyul Dharma Center. He formally
registered the Macau Nyingmapa Palyul Changchug Dagyeling Dharma
Centre and ran it for eleven years. At the same time, he also
held the position of an honorable consultant to the Macau
In 2002, he was formally enthroned as a Khenpo at Palyul
Tarthang Monastery. During the early difficult beginning in
Macau, Jangling Rinpoche used all his efforts to maintain the
centre, by giving teachings to spread the dharma and gathering
support from local people and businesses. Finally, the Macau
Palyul Centre became a complete dharma centre with full local
cooperation and a friendly atmosphere. H.H. Penor Rinpoche
greatly appreciated Jangling Rinpoche and all the member
students of the Macau Palyul Center during his visits to Macau.
H.H. Penor Rinpoche advised students on several occasions that
they should try harder to learn about Buddhist practices from
Jangling Rinpoche as he is not only a good Buddhist monk but
also a very knowledgeable Buddhist master. H.H. praised him on
several occasions in Hong Kong, India, the U.S. and other
places, in appreciation for the hard work he did in Macau.
Following the instructions from H.H. Penor Rinpoche, he served
11 years in the Macau Palyul Center, and Jangling Rinpoche has
now completed his tenure there. At present he is a Management
Consultant at Palyul Tarthang Monastery, in Golok, Qing Hai
province, China and Abbot of PADMA KARPO BUDDHIST CENTRE, in
Macau which was established by Jangling Rinpoche himself.
Rinpoche is pursuing the propagation of Dharma, continuing his
already extensive activities for the benefit of sentient beings.