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S.E. der 11. Lelung Rinpoche

Dependent arising

Wednesday 1. May 2019, 18:00 Uhr - Sunday 5. May 2019, 14:00 Uhr; 4 days
Course language: English , Translation to: Deutsch

It is an extraordinary honour and joy for us to welcome the 11th Lelung Rinpoche to Ganden Chökhor. The long line goes back 690 years.

The earlier incarnations of Lelung Rinpoche, also known as Jedrung Tulkus, played an important role in the history of Tibet and especially in the development of Buddhism. The Jedrung Tulkus lineage began with the great Master-Adept Lhodrag Namkha Gyaltsen, whose direct disciples included Master Je Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelungpa School of Tibetan Buddhism.

All subsequent Lelung incarnations are recognized as manifestations of one of the three most important incarnations of Tibet (Pokyi Tulku Nam Sum). Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani are the three most important Bodhisattvas and Lelung Rinpoche is considered the representative incarnation of Vajrapani.

The lineage of Lelungs are very close to the Dalai Lama.

Interested in Chöd: His predecessors have written countless practice texts and commentaries – including texts from the Bhagavati single Tröma Nagmo.


The new Lama Tsongkapa cycle opens with a outstanding text

In his eulogy “To the Praise of Dependent arising”, Tsongkhapa expresses in poetic form his extraordinary appreciation that the Buddha was kind enough to teach the doctrine of dependent arising/emptiness that possesses all these extraordinary qualities.

One of Tsongkhapa’s greatest insights was his understanding that emptiness means dependent emergence and dependent emergence means emptiness. Emptiness is the complete absence of impossible ways to justify or prove the existence of something. Especially in the context of the Middle Way teaching system, the Prasangika-Madhyamaka school, emptiness means the total absence of the existence of phenomena that could be justified by anything that could be found on the side of these phenomena. The existence of something can only be established by the force of dependent emergence. (A.Berzin Archive)

The course also offers the opportunity to meditate and reflect together.

(We hope that H.E. Lelung Rinpoche will not have to travel to China at short notice during this time – the probability is very small – but he asked us to inform him of this in the announcement).


1. May 2019, 18:00
5. May 2019, 14:00
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Ganden Chökhor
Pradaschier 20
Churwalden, 7075 Schweiz
+41 76 533 53 57


Arne Schelling