Help Others Life is Beautiful

Posted On: 17 May, 2017

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Chogyal Rinpoche was born in Nepal on March 4th, 1985. At the age of one, he visited HH Sakya Trizin with his father. His father was told that Rinpoche was a very special child who was going to do great things in the world; HH Sakya Trizin also told this father to raise him and protect him well. As a boy Rinpoche’s main passion for life was to be of service to all sentient beings in the world. He often helped people around him with delight and vowed that it would be the most important thing for him in his life.

When he was five years old, he fulfilled his wish of entering into monastic life at Rumtek Monastery found by His Holiness 16th Karmapa. At Rumtek and Zurmang Monasteries, Rinpoche spent 10 years studying Buddhism, he studied different kinds of meditation skills and managed to memorize not only hundreds of Tantras of Tibetan Buddhism but also mastered various Vajrayana ritual practices including preparing mandala, playing different instrument and performing Vajra-dance. In 2000, Rinpoche continued his study of Buddhist philosophy, yoga and meditation at Dzongsar Buddhist Institute and Kalimpong Shri Divakar Buddhist Institute. In February 2010, Rinpoche graduated from the Diwakar Buddhist Academy with a Khenpo degree in Buddhist Philosophy.

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From 2010 to 2013, Rinpoche went to Mt. Kailash and Mountains in Tibet to meditate with Ripas and Yogis; he spent a few months in each place to share the experience and knowledge of meditation with the Kagyu and Nyingma Yogis. Today, Rinpoche travels worldwide teaching Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation.

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He has travelled widely to more than 20 countries to study different religions such as Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism for the better understanding of global interfaith. Currently, he is pursuing his diploma in psychology in Zurich, Swiss; he’s actively seeking to find out a way of combining science and religion to help people living a modern life to overcome mental obstacles. Continuous learning and practice further enhanced Rinpoche’s enthusiasm in helping all beings; he is now teaching Buddhist philosophy and mediation in many countries including Nepal, Switzerland, Germany, China, India, Thailand and Malaysia, sharing with his audience his practical experience from the past 25 years.

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As early as 2002, together with the help of his father, Rinpoche founded a non-for-profit organization, The Sertshang Orphanage Home, the home of 63 children, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Since then, he has been devoted to help the underprivileged people through a number of different non-for-profit organizations. In 2007 he founded the Music Academy named My Peace for 33 underprivileged children in Kalimpong, India. In 2011 he founded the Tibetan Medical Institute in the earthquake zone of Yushu, China for 24 children. In 2013 he helped to start a home for 27 HIV orphans in Nepal. From May 2014, Rinpoche has been taking care of a retreat monastery in far-east Tibet where there are 7 yogis doing 3 years 3 months meditation retreat.

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In the same year, he founded a Foundation named Bodhisattva in Action (BIA), aiming to help the quality of life for underprivileged people and help people who are looking for the ultimate truth of life to increase their wisdom; compassion, meditation and wisdom are thought to be the three major pillars through which the organization will work to realize its goals. Being inspired by Rinpoche, volunteers from different countries across the world have joined BIA; the motivation and courage of helping others is aiding these people marching forward on the way of Buddhist practice.

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Within as short as one year, BIA has set up 12 different handicraft institutes for the disabled people in Nepal. These disabled people, after being received training, have regained the ability of earning life-sustaining salaries through their own effort. BIA has so far helped many disabled people change their ways of living and has even made these helpless people feel that they can help others and to live an independent life.

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After the earthquake in Nepal in 25th of April, 2015, BIA has set up rescue teams consist of volunteers from all different countries; these teams delivered disaster relief materials built emergency harbors as well as provided healthcare facilities and medicine to people. Besides, BIA rescue teams also provided cares particular for children in these affected areas where experts helped to cure the kids’ mental traumas through talking to them and teaching them to draw.

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Rinpoche has showed the world, through his own participation in both spiritual as well as social activities, how everyone can contribute to make the world a more beautiful place. Just as Rinpoche’s principal motto states, “Help Others – Life is Beautiful”.

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