Choseng Trungpa

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Choseng Trungpa
Religion Buddhism
School Vajrayana
Lineage Karma Kagyu
Nationality Tibetan
Born (1989-02-06) February 6, 1989 (age 29)
Derge, Tibet Autonomous Region, PRC
Senior posting
Title Tulku
Predecessor Chögyam Trungpa
Religious career
Teacher Karma Senge Rinpoche
Reincarnation Trungpa Tulku

Choseng Trungpa Rinpoche is the 12th and current Trungpa tülku.[1] He was born on February 6, 1989 in Pawo village, in Derge, eastern Tibet, and recognized by Tai Situ Rinpoche in 1991.[2] He was enthroned a year later at Surmang Monastery at a ceremony presided over by Domkhar Rinpoche, a high Kagyu lama and Choseng's uncle. The monastery's late abbot (and Choseng Trungpa's predecessor), was Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

He has studied the traditions of Surmang under the tutelage of the late Lama Kenla, (1932–2003), and received his early monastic education at the shedra at Palpung Monastery. He studied at Surmang Namgyal-tse until 2008, and currently studies at Serthar Institute.[3][4]

The name Choseng is a contraction of Chokyi Sengay (Tibetan: ཆོས་ཀྱི་སེང་གེ་Wylie: Chos-kyi Seng-ge), which means "Lion of Dharma."

In 2001, he met for the first time with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the son of his previous incarnation, Chögyam Trungpa.

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  1. ^ Midal (2005) p. 18
  2. ^ Harry Oldmeadow (2004) p.290
  3. ^ Staff. "Chokyi Senge, Trungpa XII Rinpoche". Konchok Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-04.  Biography of Chokyi Sengay, Trungpa XII.
  4. ^ Biography of recent Trungpas on Simhanada web site (archived 2008)


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