Neten Chokling Rinpoche

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Neten Chokling Rinpoche in Lerab Ling

Neten Chokling Rinpoche (gnas brtan mchog gling rin po che) - The fourth Neten Chokling, was recognized by both H.H. Karmapa and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He was born on the tenth day of the eighth month to a poor family in Wandipodzong, central Bhutan in 1973. Karmapa named him Gyurme Dorje. At the age of seven, he was taken to his monastery in Bir, and en­throned by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in Clement Town at the monastery Ngedön Gatsal Ling. Before arriving in his home monastery he was enthroned in Rumtek by H.H. Karmapa. He has received the transmissions of the Kangyur, Nyingma Gyübum, Nyingma Kama, Rinchen Terdzö, and Chokling Tersar as well as many other teachings from Dilgo Khyentse Rin­poche.

He acted in Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's film The Cup, and he recently directed his own first film, Milarepa.

Long Life Prayer

Padmakara, the forefather of the hundred accomplished Vidyadharas,
Yidam deities, magical manifestations of unchanging Great Bliss,
The assembly of Vajra Guardians and Dakinis,
Grant us your true blessing, that we may know your wondrous power!

You who are the prince of scholars and sages,
Holder of the teachings which mature and liberate beings,
The Supreme Vehicle of the Ancient Translation (Kama and Terma),
May your life, Bodhicitta and virtuous activity, like the arising moon, be victorious over all!

May the tradition of the Lord of Dharma (the Great Tertön),
Which possesses the seven special direct blessings,
Remain strong and complete until the very end of samsara.
And may the Three Worlds be forever adorned with this spring flower of wondrous virtue!

This was composed to fulfill the wish of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa.

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