Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Kela Chokling has passed on.

It is with great sadness we inform you that the Kela Chokling incarnation has left his body. After the strict suppression of Buddhist practice eased off in the '80, Kela Chokling worked tirelessly to restore one of the three main "seats" of the great treasure revealer Chokgyur Lingpa. He also was able to transmit the entire collection of Chokling Tersar teachings on many tulku, lamas, monks, nuns, and laypeople, which he has received primarily for the Tsikey Chokling and Tulku Urgyen in Nepal.

Among the tulkus present were his sons and lineage holders as well as Trungpa Tulku and Rolpey Dorje of the Surmang lineage.


Anonymous said...

It's sad that there is virtually no information about him in English on the web. Not even a mini biography in his life or passing. And Chokling lineage is one of the best attended and preserved lineages in Tibet, Indian subcontinent and the west and the east! No wonder so many smaller transmission lineages and terma lines have disappeared or are dying out. This is how Kaliyuga starts slowly. May Guru Rinpoche bless us with more emanations of himself and his retinue of other great beings in all of his precious glorious terma lineages in the Asian beyuls.


sherabray said...

Some photos of Tsikey Monastery where located at Tibet Chamdo district, by Ocean of Merit Magazine from US KTD in 2007

sherabray said...

Erik Pema Kunsang said...

Thanks a lot for your great photos, Sherab. I also have some and will share them tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

It's good the young Trungpa Yangsi is left alone to study and re-establish his monastery in China. He certainly has presence. We have to pray for a swift reincarnation of Chokling there too to be recognized by the young Karmapa. Here is an old lovely photo of the last Karmapa on SherabRay site I had not seen before:


buddhagirl said...

Re the above anon comment:"It's good the young Trungpa Yangsi is left alone to study and re-establish his monastery in China". Is it so good? How come he's not being openly recognised and venerated by the organisation he founded, in the USA? How come he's not studying in Rumtek or Shechen (Ktmdu). He's not the Karmapa so not sure there's a problem getting him out. Seems it's just not in the interest of some powerful figures to have a big deal made out of the Trungpa tulku - they might have to share the limelight & everything else.

Anonymous said...

Hi Buddhagirl,

The Trungpa Yangsi has met and has very good relations with the last Trungpa's family. How do you know he can travel abroad and what is his situation in China? However the Shambhala organization in the west is doing fine in the west under Sakyong Mipham. I would say Chatral Rinpoche is right with his views regarding dharma centers in the west and the self importance we suffer from here.

The main emphasis still is India and Himalayas and China and above all Tibet. If you ask me Trungpa Yangsi is right where he needs to be for the reasons I mentioned. There are also great teachers in Tibet. The late Adeu Rinpoche and Kela Chokling were just some. Achuk rinpohe is another and there are many more re-establishing many centers as well as many who are hidden yogis.

As for Trungpa Tulkus, didn't the last Trungpa say he would not come back and on another occasion that he was the tulku of the previous Trunpga's student? What was certain was that he was a great siddha and terton. If you ask me the current Trungpa is a great being and will do what is necessary. Being concerned with titles and organizational politics as opposed to making progress with personal practice, which is all that matters, is another major pitfall that Chatral Rinpohe has always warned against.

And to dispel the last point, here is Trungpa Yangsi who is recognized by Shambhala (in one of their sites) with the head of Shambhala Sakyong Mipham:


Trinley said...

thank you for sharing this wonderful information about these great masters. I also read recently about the passing of H.E. Lati Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery... another of the great masters leaving us. It is a real loss for our world - these illustrious teachers from the "old days" of Tibet are getting fewer and fewer. All the more important for us to practise harder to keep the lineages and teachings alive! Thank you for this blog and do keep up the great work