Khenpo Rinpoche Chimed Tsering

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Khenpo Chimed Tsering Rinpoche belongs to a family with lineage coming from the great scholar (Acharya) Thomi Sambhota, the most learned persons of the court of King Tsrongtsen Gampo, and the famous yogi Milarepa. Khenpo Chimed Tsering Rinpoche was born in the beautiful Yolmo valley, a place that remained hidden for long time with its unique culture, tradition and holy sites blessed by the presence of many heavenly beings such as Guru Padmasambhava and Milarepa.

Since childhood, Khenpo Chimed not only displayed a great ability of learning and reading texts,and was also endowed with ambiance of faith for Buddha Dharma and compassion for all sentient beings.  Since his young age, Khenpo Chimed has gained knowledge from studying under various religious teachers. Khenpo La retreats regularly in holy Yolmo Valley and received innumerable empowerments & transmissions from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, Dungsy Tinly Norbu Rinpoche, Khenpo Jigmed Puntsok Rinpoche, and Nyoshul Khenpo.

At the age of eight, he began his Buddhist studies and practiced in his native land of Yolmo.

In 1976 he received his first empowerment of the Northern Spiritual Treasures (Jang Ter) from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. He also practiced and received many transmissions and empowerments of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage from Lama Dechen Dorje, a disciple of Tripon Pema Choegyal, who was one of the main disciples of the great master Drubwang Shakya Shree.

In 1983 Khenpo Chimed joined Dazang Rinpoche’s monastery in Kathmandu where he studied the Karma Kagyu lineage.

In 1985 he went to South India where he started his further studies on Buddhist philosophical text and practices at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute of Higher Buddhist Studies founded by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in Bylakuppe. This Institute (shedra) is the largest of its kind in the world.  During his studies Khenpo Chimed was one of the best & proficient students. He was widely known for his debate’s skills and his unfathomable capacity for understanding and explaining Buddhist philosophy.

While he was a student, he was appointed as acting assistant professor in the Institute for five years, and was attested also in representing Institute on many official ground and monastic ground.

He was also appointed few times as general manager for the (Nyingmapa Monlam Chenmo) big prayer (puja) ceremony conducting every year at Bodh Gaya,Bihar, India for the welfare of all the sentient beings and to protect the beings from natural disaster such as: famine, earthquake, cyclone, floods, tsunami’s etc…..

In 1996, at the request of many lamas from Yolmo, H.H. Penor Rinpoche sent Khenpo La to teach in different monasteries of his native place in Yolmo, Nepal. In addition, His Holiness directed Khenpo Pema Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Chimed to visit Yolmo once a year to deliver Buddha dharma and to deliver transmission to the peoples residing in the Himalayas.

Khenpo Chimed has successfully completed his doctorate from the same institute with immense of appreciation for his vast knowledge in Buddhist philosophy and for his unfathomable service for the institute.

In 1999 His Holiness Penor Rinpoche enthroned Khenpo Chimed on monastic seat and honored him with Khenpo’s certificate (certificate of doctorate). Thereafter His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche authorized Khenpo Chimed with permission to travel all over the world to teach Buddha dharma & deliver the teachings of love, compassion and peace to the people of different countries. The teachings that was given by our great teacher lord Buddha some 2556 years ago.

Thus augmenting the ventures auspiciousness, Khenpo Chimed visited many European, American, South American, and Asian countries to teach the Buddha Dharma for the welfare of all sentient beings, and carrying his noble venture continuously so far.

In the same year, Nepal Govt appointed Khenpo Chimed Rinpoche as director of the Monastic management & development committee, the so called management committee, which is looking after the development and management criteria of more then 3000 monasteries around Nepal. (Both Big & small monasteries)

During his tenure of 5 years as a director of monastic management & development committee, he has made immense development in religious authentication for Himalayan regions, and also in the field of rural monastery development.

At the same time, he has also appointed as board of director or advisory for many private Buddhist associations and many NGO’s around Nepal. His contribution and service for public welfare in various platforms are innumerable and unaccountable. Thus, rendered the inspiration for many.

Establishing a NGO named «Siddhartha foundation» in Nepal

In 2005 Khenpo Rinpoche established an NGO and non profitable association named «Siddhartha Foundation». The ultimate purpose of this foundation is to empower & educate the orphan & abandoned children from Himalayan region and Tibet. The foundation hold’s its ultimate vision, which includes the construction of a school for the orphans, and a school for the girls. In the same year, Khenpo Chimed started his orphan school named Siddhartha School at temporary school building with 30 orphan children from Himalayan region. The children’s number rose with new enrolments each year. At present Siddhartha School is successfully educating & taking care of more then 100 orphans and abandoned children’s from Himalayan region. Since then, Rinpoche visited various Western & Asian countries to deliver the teachings of Buddha every year for the welfare of all the sentient beings. The other most important reasons for his touring European countries are to get help in order to sustain his orphan school, and to care the children’s in a better way. The orphan school project is still incomplete and needs to be supported strongly in order to bring shelter and every possible facility to those orphans & abandoned children who are taking good care in Siddhartha School so far.


Kyangin monastery in the Yolmo valley in Népal.

 

Khenpo Chimed Rinpoche's long life prayer

OM SOTTI
GYAL KUN NGO WO CHI MED THOD TENG TSAL
BAR CHED KUN SEL BENZA KI LA YA
TRIN LEY KUN DRUB KHA DROEE TSOG CHE KHEY
DENG DER MON PA DRUB PE GE LEG TSOL
NAM DAG DOM SUM TRIM KYI TSA WA TEN
SEN SAM GOM PE YAL DAB CHE CHER GEY
CHED TSOED TSOM PE DRE ZANG YUR ZA WE
CHI MED YONG DUEE WANG PO TEN SHUG SOL
TSA SUM GYAL WA TSOEE JEN LAB DANG
CHO NYI NAM DAG CHO CHEN LU MEY THOE
DAG CHAG LHAG SAM DAG PAY MON PE DREY
GEG MAY LHUN DRUP TRA SHI PAL BAR SHOG