H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche
His Eminence the 7th Ling Rinpoche is the main organizer of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Jangchup Lamrim Teachings at Gaden, Drepung and Sera Monasteries. He is the reincarnation of the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche (1903 – 1983), who was the most Senior Tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. He was His Holiness’ main teacher and spiritual advisor throughout his lifetime, and accompanied His Holiness when he fled into exile from Tibet in 1959. His Holiness refers to him as “my Root Guru”. The 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was also the Gaden Throne Holder (the supreme head of the Gelugpa tradition, which is the largest tradition in Tibetan Buddhism). He was the most renowned and qualified master of the 20th century and his many students included Lamas, Tulkus, and Geshes from all the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Beginning with Charka the Arhat during the time of Shakyamuni Buddha, twenty previous incarnations of the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Dorje Chang have been identified, including Tutors to His Holiness the 6th, 11th and 13th Dalai Lamas; the 48th and 75th Gaden Throne Holders; as well as kings, yogis, scholars, and lay adepts prominent in the spiritual histories of India and Tibet.
H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche began his monastic studies at Drepung Monastery in south India at the age of 10 and has since been engaged in rigorous religious study and spiritual training under the special care and guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is expected to soon receive his Geshe degree from Drepung Monastery within the next few years. H.E. Ling Rinpoche has traveled to several countries in Asia and Europe, as well as to many Tibetan refugee communities in India, where he has given teachings and talks on a variety of subjects.
In 2002 H.E. Ling Rinpoche requested His Holiness the Dalai Lama to give teachings on the 8 Great Lamrim Treatises at the three great seats of learning in south India: Sera, Drepung, and Ganden Monasteries. His Holiness very kindly accepted that request and in November 2012 His Holiness will begin his teachings on these 8 Great Lamrims, as well as 10 additional Jangchup Lamrim treatises.
Registration & Permits
To attend His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 2013 Jangchup Lamrim Teachings at Sera Monastery 25 December 2013 – 3 January 2014, you must first complete the following three steps. Without completing all of these three steps, you may not be issued a security entrance pass to attend the teachings.
- All foreigners must apply as soon as possible for a Protected Area Permit (PAP) from the Government of India. Please see the Protected Area Permit page for complete details.
- All attendees must complete the website registration form.
- All attendees must register in person in Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement for your security entrance pass. Please see the Registration page for more details.