Recognitions and Congratulations – From BAMDA TUBTEN GELEG GYATSO RINPOCHE


  I prostrate to the greatest leader of Buddhism in the dharmadhatu!

  I prostrate to the supreme and primordial sambhogakaya Buddha, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu!

  Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have found the true and complete incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu—the greatest leader of Buddhism in the dharmadhatu. Our joy is boundless. At this auspicious time, I convey my most sincere respects and beseech the magnificent and holy Dorje Chang Buddha III to bless all sentient beings in the six realms of reincarnation so that they may realize enlightenment soon, hear of and read A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma, develop wisdom, become liberated holy beings, soon realize unhindered omniscience, and attain the perfect, supreme, and complete enlightenment of a Buddha.

  In body, speech, and mind, I pray that the dharma wheel of His Holiness forever turns!

  Banda Tubten Geleg Gyatso Rinpoche

  On an auspicious day


The 1st Bamda Tubten Geleg Gyatso Rinpoche was Manmu Dawa Tubten Geleg Rinpoche, who was the most renowned Buddhist master of the Jonang tradition in recent history. He was born in Gaduo Village of Rangtang County in 1844. At age 18, he started his education under Bazhu Rinpoche of the Dzogchen Monastery and Gongzhu Yundang Gyatso Rinpoche of the Palpung Monastery. Later he learned from Zangwa Rinpoche and Awan Qunpei Gyatso Rinpoche. He practiced the various Tantra dharmas of the Jonang sect and had entered a retreat for many years. He attained a very high level of accomplishment and learned from a wide variety of teachings, including Nyingma, Kagyu, Gelug and Jonang teachings. His knowledge was vast and his level of realization was high. That rinpoche was considered by the Gelug sect as the incarnation of Guru Tsongkhapa and by the Jonang sect as the incarnation of the Venerable Duoluo Nanta. He spent the last few years of his life writing and expounding Buddhist scriptures. He continually produced thirty pages of writing every day without missing a day. Up until now, his 199 books have been the main teaching material used by all monasteries of the Jonang tradition.

  The current Bamda Tubten Geleg Gyatso Rinpoche became a monastic when he was a child. His knowledge is vast. He became a khenpo at a very young age and is very well respected.

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