Great Perfection of Wisdom lineage holder Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche was born in Tibet, where he began training in Buddhism at the age of five at the Dzogchen Monastery. He has been recognized as the reincarnation of enlightened Tibetan master Gedun Chopel, who is the emanation of Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of the Buddha’s Wisdom. He received the transmissions and teachings of the Sutras, Tantras and Shastras from forty-two Buddhist masters and the complete empowerments and instruction of the Dzogchen Tantras from his root masters Khenchen Padma Tsewang, Drupchen Chatral Chochyab, and Guru Dechen Namdrol.
How We Feel About Our Master, Dzogchen Khenpo Rinpoche
We all call our master “Khenpo,” which means professor of Dharma. Khenpo is an extraordinary professor indeed. Khenpo’s teaches that “Love and Compassion plus Knowledge and Wisdom equals Buddha Dharma.”
Khenpo is himself an embodiment of these teachings. He takes care of many Tibetan refugees in Nepal and India. There are often many refugees in ragged and patched clothing gathering around the Buddhist Center to seek help. Khenpo has never failed them. Through Khenpo’s efforts the children have been sponsored to receive an education. The warm smile on his face is a source of relief and encouragement to the refugees, and they are devoted to Khenpo as a second Buddha. We feel that Khenpo is indeed the embodiment of Love, Compassion, Knowledge, and Wisdom.
Khenpo spends most of his time travelling and spreading the Dharma around the world. He teaches Dharma simply to many students who ask him difficult questions. All questions will get Khenpo’s serious reply, and Khenpo never has any displeasure or impatience. Khenpo always reminds us not to be angry or jealous so that we may be self-liberated.
Khenpo has immeasurable love, generosity, and care for his students. He restored confidence and happiness to some students who had been depressed. Through his advice and healing, he has saved the lives of many people around the world. Those who spend a long time with Khenpo witness many spontaneous miracles and supernatural powers used for the benefit of many people.
Khenpo’s spontaneous conduct gives people the impression of a yogi endowed with great compassion, patience, pure discipline, and skillfulness in teaching. His speech is peaceful and soft, but at the same time sharp as the sword of Manjushri, revealing the faults of the student.
Khenpo’s Dharma teaching is compelling and inspiring, qualities evident even in his recordings. He has a thorough understanding of the five major and five minor sciences of the Buddhist tradition, and is constantly learning modern sciences, medicine, as well as other religions. Because of this, his teaching is lucid and detailed yet humorous, and the examples he gives are accurate and pertinent. It is no wonder many of his students are professionals — doctors and scientists — and include people from different religious backgrounds. Khenpo treats all people equally with respect, but is intimidated by no one. Khenpo is determined in keeping his promises and swift in action. He likes to use his time to create beneficial results.
We know that Khenpo is currently raising funds for Dzogchen Shri Singha projects. All the donations he receives are used for Dzogchen projects.
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Generosity is the root of wealth and prosperity
Compassion is the root of peace and happiness
Non-violence is the root of morality and discipline
Observing one’s mind is the root of Dharma practice
– His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche