Sunday, January 29, 2006

Tsechu Monastery and the Great Adeu Rinpoche


This is a picture of Tsechu Gompa in Nangchen. The abbot of Tsechu is a marvelous lama by the name of Adeu Rinpoche. Not only is Adeu Rinpoche one of the main holders of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage, but Tulku Urgyen used to "babysit" him when his teacher went to visit Tulku Urgyen's uncle Samten Gyatso. He talks about those early days in this interview.
You can learn more about Adeu Rinpoche at his website, where there are also lots more great photos.

6 comments:

sherabray said...

Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Adue Rinpoche :http://www.pundarika.org/journey/Dec10.html

Anonymous said...

Of the lamas mentioned in Blazing Splendor were any of them Chod specialists?

sherabray said...

Chimey Dorje, father of tulku Urgyen. They said he got the so-called "chod eye" wihc can see who is the causes of obstacle. even Tulku Urgyen got a special chod lineage from his own tulku lineage, as i know...

michael said...

How true! Chimey Dorje's main practice was chod, and there are many excellent stories and explanations about his practice in the book. I personally remember a night up at Nagi Gompa, when we were sitting with Rinpoche and the power went out. As we sat in the dark, with a single candle burning, Tulku Urgyen proceeded to tell the wonderful and quite scary tales about his father's practice in the charnel grounds. Poor Bob King had to walk back to his hut through the dark with images of dancing skeletons and severed heads falling from the sky.

sherabray said...

hi michael,
do u still remember what Rinpoche telling about the story? must be interesting...hahaha... i remember a story told by Phagchok Rinpoche during last year teaching in KL. a tibetan folk story saying theres powerful demon keeping hurting people in a place in tibet, all the people asking lamas to proforming ritual to subjugate the demon but failled.Until finally a lama proform the chod ritual with pure bodhicitta which in turn the demon promise stop killing...in condition, people had to build a fence n he will stay in side the fence, any sentient beings go into that fence will become his meal...
it is said some animal miss go into the fence and found out died next morning every until today...hahaha...u know, folk
story.

some lama told me a story ,when our monastery just build up, they had heard the "Dukdag" playing they skeleton near the bamboo buss.?!

michael said...

good one about the fenced in demon.
the tales i mentioned were told by Tulku Urgyen, and are included in Blazing Splendor in the chapter on Chimey Dorje.