Biography of His Eminence Chonyi Gyamtso Rinpoche

The 14th Chonyi Gyamtso Rinpoche was born in a prominent Gelukpa family in 1978, in Ninglang county, Lijiang, Yunnan, China. He received a conventional education and attended Kunming Medical School in 1996. However, he renounced worldly life in 1997 and did extensive study and retreat in the Kagyu tradition for many years. In 2002, he was recognized by HH Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche as the reincarnation of the 14th Orgyen Lungzin Chonyi Gyamtso Rinpoche, and was later acknowledged by the lineage masters and the State Administration of Religious Affairs. On October 12th, 2008, he was enthroned at his main seat Kang-Pu-Shou-Guo Monastery (“Shou-Guo Monastery”) (“the national temple of wellbeing and long life”) in Weixi, Yunnan. Thousands of monks and tens of thousands of devotees attended the ceremony.

The lineage of Chonyi Gyamtso Rinpoche holds the traditions of both Dzogchen and Mahamudra. The first Tulku Chödpa Lugku (“the lamb who practices Chod”) was a disciple of Machig Labdrön, the 11th century yogini who established the Chod lineage in Tibet. The fifth to the ninth reincarnations practiced within the Dzogchen Nyingma Lungzin tradition. HH Karmapa and HH Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche invited the 9th Chonyi Gyamtso Rinpoche, who was at Gatuo Monastery at that time, to be the abbot of Shou-Guo Monastery, the foremost Kagyu monastery in northwest Yunnan, which has been his main seat up to now.

Chonyi Gyamtso Rinpoche’s root guru is HH Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche. He has also followed the revered and accomplished 82-year-old Lama Garshi, who is the heart son of the great master Dzogchen Garnou from Kham, to practice the Six Dharmas of Naropa. Every year, Rinpoche would spend a couple of months to do retreat with his guru at a secret place in Jomda, Tibet, at an altitude of 4900 meters. As to the teachings of Geluk tradition, Rinpoche has relied on Traga Rinpoche, who is the tulku of Litang Monastery in Kham and is now over 90 years old. Together with HH Trungpa Rinpoche, he has studied and practiced the Nyingma tradition with the great accomplished master Chatral Rinpoche.

After his enthronement in 2008, Chonyi Gyamtso Rinpoche prostrated to the pilgrimage site of the four sacred mountains in mainland China three times, and to Jizu Mountain six times. On August 8, 2009, he led more than 100 disciples from Taizi Snow Mountain in Yunnan, and prostrated to the Potala Palace for more than 2,100 kilometers in 11 months, which was an unprecedented event.
While keeping to traditional and central Dharma topics, Rinpoche uses modern colloquial language, examples from daily life, and humor in his own refreshing presentation of the Dharma.  Presenting Mahamudra as the ground, Mahamadhyamika as the path, and Maha-Ati as the fruition, he discusses the essentials of the Buddhadharma, communicating the profound points of the doctrine in a simple and easy-to-understand manner.

 

尊貴的曲尼江楚仁波切簡歷

第十四世曲尼江楚仁波切於1978出生於麗江寧蒗縣的一個黃教世家。年少時接受了傳統教育,並於1996年就讀昆明醫學院,後放棄大學深造於1997出家。出家後進入藏傳白教系統學習及閉關。2002年,由第十二世大司徒仁波切認證為第十四世鄔金龍瑟曲尼江楚仁波切轉世真身,後得到傳承諸上師及國家宗教管理局的認可。2008年10月12日,在其駐錫寺—雲南維西康普壽國寺舉行了升座大典,數千名僧眾及數萬信眾出席盛典。

曲尼江楚仁波切的法脈包括大圓滿和大手印兩個傳承:第一世活佛是十一世紀西藏希解派祖師瑪吉拉準的弟子,名為覺巴洛古, 意為“行持斷法的羔羊”;從第五世到第九世轉世到紅教大圓滿龍瑟傳承。後大司徒仁波切和大寶法王邀請當時在噶陀寺的第九世曲尼江楚仁波切,任滇西北白教主寺壽國寺住持,自此壽國寺成為歷代仁波切的駐錫地。

曲尼仁波切的根本上師是尊貴的慈氏廣定大司徒仁波切;修持大手印那若六法依止的是康區大成就者竹慶噶諾的直傳心子、現住世的大成就者八十二歲高齡的喇嘛噶希,仁波切每年都與上師在西藏江達海拔四千九百米的密修處進行數月閉關;而黃教的傳承一直依止於現年九十高齡的康區理塘大寺活佛紮嘎仁波切;紅教傳承則與仲巴法王一起依止於大成就者夏紮仁波切。

2008年升座之後,曲尼江楚仁波切三次發心磕長頭朝聖漢地四大名山,六次磕長頭朝聖雞足山。2009年8月8日率弟子眾100余人由雲南太子雪山出發,歷時11個月,徒步2100多公里磕長頭朝聖布達拉宮,為歷史上前無古人的壯舉。

仁波切用風趣幽默的現代語言和生活中處處可見的樸素案例,圍繞佛法傳統教導的核心,以大手印為基、大中觀為道、大圓滿為果,深入淺出地弘揚佛法最精髓教義,深受廣大信眾歡迎和喜愛。

 

 

 

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