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Garab Rinpoche

Dungse Garab Dorje Rinpoche is regarded as the lineage holder of the Dudjom New Treasure. The Dudjom New Treasure is considered as one of the Nyingmapa's sect and was founded by H.H Dudjom Rinpoche. His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche was recognized as the incarnation of Dudjom Lingpa (A.D.1835-1904) , a famous terton of many concealed teachings or treasures (terma), whose termas are now widely taught and practiced, particularly those related to the practice of Dorje Phurba.

The teachings of the Nyingmapa School are transmitted through two main categories which is the karma and the terma lineages. Karma refers to all the teachings and transmissions passes down through the centuries by the long lineage of teachers and disciples. Terma refers to the previously hidden, rediscovered teachings of the short and direct lineage from Guru Rinpoche and other enlightened ones. These masters transmit their teachings directly through their deathless wisdom body in visionary experience to the terton who discovers and reveals these teachings. It is a very short, direct, extremely powerful and profound transmission. Dudjom New Treasure is considered as one of the terma lineages. 

Guru Padmasambhava had consecrated few secluded locations to be sacred places for sadhana. He personally visited everywhere in the land of Tibet and concealed innumerable terma treasure for the sake of worthy people in future generations. He also buried separate location lists, guide texts and key texts. For the sake of each destined discoverer, he Guru Padmasambhava made these aspirations: "May this meet with a person possessing the karmic destiny! May it be practiced by destined people!" Guru Padmasambhava also gave these three gradual seals, "Seal of treasure, seal of entrustment, seal of concealment." As well, he gave these decrees, "Entrusted, fully entrusted! Concealed, concealed as treasure! Profound, hold it sacred!" There are few purposes for the discovery of terma, so that : the dharma won't disappear, the essential instructions won't become adulterated over long periods of time when mistakes and breaches of commitments and misunderstanding might take place, the blessings do not fade and the direct lineage of transmission is maintained.

At the appropriate moment those disciples appear in the world as Tertons, or revealors of these teachings which are known as Terma, or Treasures of Dharma. These teachings were to be discovered at certain time periods, when the beings were in need of a particular teaching to remove obstacles, sickness and various other catastrophies. Terma are dharma treasure. H.H Dudjom Rinpoche, a great Terton, received numerous direct transmissions from Guru Padmasambhava. His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche was one of these treasure discoverers and he revealed many teachings that would benefit beings at the time of war, famine and world disharmony that we are facing at the present moment. So the Dudjom Tersar is fresh, vivid, and direct with no loss of meaning, words or blessing. These teachings from Guru Rinpoche to Dudjom Rinpoche, from Dudjom Rinpoche to Garab Rinpoche to us is a direct short lineage. Therefore this lineage is uncontaminated and knows no degeneration by broken samayas. The blessing and attainments are immediate.
Dungse Garab Dorje Rinpoche, born in Brekha, Bhutan is a Yogi Rinpoche of the heavenly god caste blood lineage of King Trisong Duetsen, the human form of Manjushri. Rinpoche is the original wisdom grandson of H.H Dudjom Rinpoche who in turn is regarded as Guru Padmasambhava. Rinpoche's father, H.H Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche is the emanation of Kuenkhen Longchen Rabjam as well as the reincarnation of Terton Drimed Odser. Rinpoche's mother, Jamyang Chhodon comes from the equally impressive blood lineage of Kuenkhen Pema Karpo from Drukpa Kagyud lineage. Rinpoche's eminent ancestry ensured him to be genuinely immersed in dharmic activities since his childhood.

Rinpoche's root gurus are H.H Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje and  H.H Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. Rinpoche studied under many renowned and accomplished masters and pursued higher studies at H.H Penor Rinpoche's Institude and at the Mindroling Monastery in India.

Rinpoche is responsible for the welfare of monks at Rangjung Woesel Choeling Monastery, nuns at Thegchhog Kunzang Chhodon Nunnery, old folks home and four Retreat Centers in East Bhutan. Rinpoche has also established Buddhist Study Centers globally. At present, there are 25 Choed Groups, ranging from 500 to over 1000 members each in Bhutan. There are also Choed Groups in Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. The followers and disciples of Dudjom New Treasure Lineage regarded Rinpoche as the true successor and lineage holder of H.H Dudjom Rinpoche and have great faith in Rinpoche to lead the dharma activities of the Dudjom New Treasure Lineage.

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