Precious Presence: Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche’s Visit to Guru Rinpoche Lhakang in Malaysia
On September 15, 2019 Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche visited and blessed the Guru Rinpoche Lhakang at Putra Heights, Malaysia with his presence. We honor Rinpoche as a great preserver and guardian of the Chokling Tersar Lineage.
Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche
Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche was born in 1951 in Tibet to the 3rd Neten Chokling Rinpoche. the oldest son of Tekchok Tenpel, the third incarnation of Chokgyur Lingpa at Neten. Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche received many transmissions from Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro. Additionally, he received many empowerments and teachings from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, his root guru. And for years he served Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche as a close attendant. After his father’s death, he took responsibility for finishing the monastery at Bir, Himachel Pradesh. In 1973 the 16th Karmapa recognized his father’s reincarnation. From that point Rinpoche took on the responsibility of raising and training the 4th Neten Chokling Rinpoche.
You can learn more about his biography here. Rinpoche is famed for his in depth knowledge of Vajrayana practices & rituals.
Here is a spontaneous teaching by Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche about the sacred site of Yangleshö in Nepal and Guru Rinpoche’s attainments at that site. As we practice in this new sacred space in Malaysia dedicated to our precious master, we can recall these words and deepen our faith.
Phakchok Rinpoche personally invited Rinpoche to visit and bless the shrine in the Guru Rinpoche Lhakang. This event was a tremendous blessing for the Chokling Tersar Lineage.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche has said that it is always beneficial to be near a spiritual teacher. How should we understand that? Because in the presence of a realized master you will rapidly attain enlightenment, and acquire great knowledge. Moreover, spiritual experience will dawn in your mind and your compassion will expand.
Many who had the good fortune to be in Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche’s presence this September felt this and were most grateful.
“One must have a deep willingness from the core of one’s heart to see the root guru as the Buddha in person. If one is that kind of disciple, able to call upon the root guru out of deep yearning and devotion, with or without words, from the basic seed of one’s mind, completely surrendering from the core of one’s being to the root guru – that is enough.”
Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche from “Dispeller of Obstacles: The Heart Practice of Padmasambhava”