Revered Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will share his precious teaching, the most valuable thing we human beings can learn, train in and master is, “Kindfulness”. And discuss some ways to nurture this in our daily lives
Revered Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche takeaway message from this webinar
“Be calm, kind and clear.
This is the most valuable thing we human beings can learn, train in and master.
To be happy and live in harmony, liberate our minds and free others,
This is my deep wish.
This is why I take care of monks and nuns.
This is why I share the precious teachings with people from all countries.”
— Revered Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.
Revered Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is a world-renowned teacher and meditation master in the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in Tibet in 1951 as the oldest son of his mother Kunsang Dechen, a devoted Buddhist practitioner, and his father Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, an accomplished master of Buddhist meditation. As a young child, Chokyi Nyima—“Sun of the Dharma”—was recognized as the 7th incarnation of the Tibetan meditation master Gar Drubchen and installed as the head lama of Drong Gompa in Nakchukha, Tibet.
In 1959, following the Chinese occupation of Tibet, Rinpoche’s family fled to India where Rinpoche spent his youth studying under some of Tibetan Buddhism’s most illustrious masters, such as His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen, and his father, Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
In 1974, Rinpoche left India to join his parents in Kathmandu, Nepal, where he assisted them in establishing Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. Upon its completion in 1976, H.H. the Karmapa enthroned Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche as the monastery’s abbot. To this day, Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling remains the heart of Rinpoche’s ever-growing mandala of activity.
Rinpoche’s activities are vast and apart from his monasteries and nunneries in Nepal he directs Rangjung Yeshe Gomde centers and Dharma Houses around the world. Rinpoche is the founder of Rangjung Yeshe Institute, a center of higher learning that offers BA, MA, and Ph.D. programs in Buddhist Studies and Himalayan languages as well as Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen, a non-profit social work organization that helps disadvantaged people in Nepal.