H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche was the fourteenth recognized Chagdud incarnation. Chagdud means “iron knot,” and is said to derive from one Sherab Gyaltsan, the first Chagdud incarnation, who folded an iron sword into a knot with his bare hands. This feat deeply impressed the emperor of Mongolia and inspired him to shower honors on the first Chagdud.
Chagdud Gonpa centers practice Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, primarily in the Nyingmapa tradition of Guru Padmasambhava.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Life in exile from Tibet
- 3 Life in the West
- 4 Bibliography
- 5 References
- 6 External link
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- All the above is quoted from Wikipedia under the heading "Chagdud Tulku" pronounced "Chalk Dude Tull Ku
- I met Chagdud Tulku around 1985. I had studied with one of his many students and was very pleased to finally meet Chagdud Tulku. He was both a Tulku "Living Buddha" who consciously reincarnates to enlighten all beings and a Tibetan Doctor. When I say doctor it is in an ancient Tradition which relates to ancient Tibetan, Chinese, and Aryuvedic medicine found in Asia among Chinese, Tibetan and East Indian Cultures. Much of this medicine has been brought also to the U.S. and Europe and other parts of the world as well now, especially since the 1960s and after, so almost anyone can benefit from these ancient medicinal practices and philosophies. Since much of the medicine goes back thousands of years of being useful in Asia, people all over the world are now finding this medicinal process useful to them as well. Acupuncture which originated in Acupressure in China is one of the many benefits of these ancient wisdoms which is now over 5000 years old or more.
- Chagdud Tulku was very kind to me and to my family and helpful in a variety of ways that at that time I did not fully understand. There are some Lamas that are very impressive and he was one of those. I met many lamas who were uniquely gifted in many many ways during the 1980s in California, Oregon, India and Nepal. It was a very amazing time to be alive for me. I was in my 30s and was meeting really amazing Living Buddhas. And I was evolved and mature enough to at least begin to appreciate what a blessing it was for myself and my family and beyond ever after.