Phakchok Rinpoche in the UK, November 2010

Posted on November 8, 2010


Phakchok Rinpoche

Phakchok Rinpoche

Phakchok Rinpoche will be in the UK from 8-11 November 2010 to visit the Gomde Scotland, Hardmuir Woodland Hermitage. His intinerary will include:

Tue 9-Nov, 10am to 12pm: Shakyamuni Buddha Meditation & Teaching

Tue 9-Nov, 7.30pm, Public Talk: The Key to Happiness

Wed 10-Nov, 10am to 12pm: Medicine Buddha Empowerment & Blessing

For full details, check the Gomde UK website.

Phakchok Rinpoche is the seventh in the incarnation line of the Dharma Lord Taklungpa Tashi Pal (1142-1210) who established the Taklung Kagyu lineage. He was born in 1981 into a family line who maintained an unbroken tradition of combining the Kagyu and Nyingma schools. He is the son of the Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche (the 4th reincarnation of the Terton Chokgyur Lingpa), and grandson of Urgyen Tulku Rinpoche.

Centuries earlier, Padmasambhava had proclaimed in a terma prediction: “When Dharmatala nurtures the Buddha’s teachings, the monk known as Taklungpa will appear.” As a toddler, Phakchok Rinpoche was recognized by the Kagyu regents as being 7th in the line of the Riwoche Phakchok incarnations. He and received monastic ordination from the Dalai Lama. Due to his outstanding brightness and inherent qualities from former training, as a young child Phakchok Rinpoche readily comprehended both reading and writing and gained an effortless understanding of the topics of knowledge by simply hearing what was said.

Phakchok Rinpoche has received literally thousands of ripening empowerments and liberating instructions from such great masters of the Sarma and Nyingma schools as Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Kyabje Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, Kyabje Tsetrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and others. From Kyabje Taklung Shabdrung Rinpoche, he received the complete empowerments and reading transmissions of the Taklung Kagyu, and the complete empowerments and reading transmissions for the collected works and terma teachings of Jedrung Rinpoche.

Presently, Phakchok Rinpoche has a growing number of disciples residing both in Nepal and elsewhere throughout the world. Much of the year, Rinpoche travels almost continuously to bring the heart of the Buddhist teachings, reading transmissions and empowerments to his many followers in Europe, North America, Mexico and Southeast Asia.

For more information about his life, former incarnations, present projects and so forth, please visit his website:

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