Biography of H.H Six Khentrul Dragmar Pema Wangdak Rinpoche
In the expanse of unchanging basic primordial reality, he appeared to the human beings through his three enlightened bodies. The mind re-emanation of Guru Padma Sambhava, great noble being Pema Wandak Tsal.
The Sixth Dragmar Tulku, Pema Jigme Wandrag Thutob Gonpo, or THupten Dongag Nawei Senge is the joint emination of the three classes of Bodhisattvas, Nubchen Sangye Yeshe, one of 25 deciples of Guru Padma Sambhava, Terton Sangye Lingpa. He was born to Mr Kharsar Gyume and Mrs Rinchen Tso in 1975, Wood Hare Royal Year.
At young age, he possessed extraordinary qualities. His father approached Minling Trichen Rinpoche to give him a name at which Rinpoche affectionately and happily named Sherab Palbar. Rinpoche also presented a scarf and other religious objects from which one could assume that Rinpoche understood him to be a special being.
At the age of six, he studied in a Tibetan Primary School, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche , the leader of Nyingma Tradition as well as His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, the heir of Guru Padmasambava recognized him as an authentic incarnation of the fifth Dragmar Tulku, Pema Wangchen and gave him the name Pema Jigme Wangdak Thutob Gonpo, When he reached the age of nine, he went to Namdroling Monastery, the second seat of the Palyul Lineage based in Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement, South India. There he relied upon His Holiness Penor Rinpoche as a root guru, Who is also an emanastion of The Great Vajaryana, Indian Master Pandit Vimalmitra, looked after him with great care and affrection.
At ten, Penor Rinpoche formally enthroned him with great grandur. Under Rinpoche's guidance, he received the basic educaion of reading and writing.Everybody praised him for his intelligence. At fourteen , he received the novice vow from Penor Rinpoche and also the name Thupten Dongag Mavi Senge. At this time, he enrolled in the Ngagyur Nyingma Institue , the prestigious religious college of Namdrolling monastery and for nine years, under many excellent teachers,he studied the sutra and tantra teachings as well as common traditional studies like Tibetan Language, poetry, political history, and religious history of Tibet. Thus he filled his mind with treasures of the scriptural knowledge and also the Buddhist practice. Especially , he studied the writings of Longchenpa, Rongzompa, and Mipham Rinpoche with great detail, thus becoming an illuminator of Nyingma Doctrine and earning appreciation from many eminent scholars of the institute.
At twenty-four,he received full ordination from H.H. Penor Rinpoche . Rinpoche always showered love and affection to him and considered him to be his only heart son and praised him for many times. Keeping in viewing of his vast and profound scriptural knowledge , he was appointed as a Chyorpon, a teacher of revision at the institute and subsequently became a Lopon (acharya). At age of 25, he finished all the studies in Nyagur Nyingma insititute and became Khentrul. (Khen means Khenpo (Buddhist Proffessor and Tru means Tulku (reincarnation of great lamas )
In essence, he served Penor Rinpoche, his root guru, iwht three kinds of pleasing actions. and reached the status of the lineage holder of the vidyadharas who holds the three vows by practicing outer pratimoksha vows , inner bodhisattva precepts , as well as secret vajrayana vows simultaneously. He has also recievied many teachings from different great masters like H.H. The 14th Dalia Lama, H.H. Sakya TrizenRinpoche, H.H. Taling Tsentrul Rinpoche, H.H. Jhada Rinpoche,Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok and Nyushe Khen Rinpoche, etc.
In addition to these , he also received many teachings such as Ngondro (foundation of Vajrayana buddhist practice) Tsalung (The Vajrayana Maha and Anu Yoga practices) and Dzogchen (The highest Vajrayana great perfection of Ati yoga practices) according to Namcho Cycle,(by Terton Mingur Dorjee) Nyingtik Cycle (by Terton Longchen Pa and Jikme Ling Pa,) and Gondue Cycle (by Terton Sangjay Ling Pa) He also got the Nyingma Tradition of Rinchen Terzo empowerment twice from H.H Penor Rinpoche, Nyigthig Yabshi, (Four Heart Essences) Kama teachings, Gondue Texts (Gathering of Intentions, Namcho Cycle, Ratna Lingpa's, treasure teachings, Kalachakra, Mayajala, Duepa Dho( Sutra that Gathers All Intentions) and so on.
In 2002, he went to Bodhi Gaya, Bhutan and Sikkim for pilgrimage and to look for many Masters. He also met H.H Dodrubchen Rinpoche and received some important teachings. In addition H.H Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche and many other great masters of all the four Lineage bestowed many different empowerments and oral transmission of Sutra and Tantra teachings to him. He is trying his best to benefit all sentient beings through the Bhuddha Dharma teachings. He has traveled abroad and gave instructions to many Dharma students on Sutra and Tantra teaching, especially Tsalung Yoga practices.
At the present, he is a Senior Khentulku and teacher in Nyingma University. Particularly, he is taking care of Palyul Dragmar Wangchen Monasteries in both Tibet and India. Currently he is establishing (Dragmar Wangchen Ling Monastery) a Buddhist school with retreat center in Derhadun area( North India) for international students from all over the wold.
Tsha Tsha: Demolded clay figurines exclusively made in Tibet, "Tsha-Tsha" is mainly small stupa and joss, which was the Buddhist artwork introduced from ancient India. Being a symbol used to express devote belief to Buddha and pray for good fortune, Tsha-Tsha is widely spread among the Tibetans.
Phowa: The method can be applied at the moment of death to transfer one's consciousness through the top of the head directly into a Buddha-field of one’s choice. By so doing, one bypasses some of the typical experiences that are said to occur after death. Example destinations are Sukhāvatī,Abhirati, Ghanavyūha, Aṭakāvatī, Mount Potala, the Copper-Colored Mountain, and Tuṣita; the most popular isSukhavati. Phowa is also performed by specialists on the behalf of the deceased, as a post-mortem ritual.
Hundred Deities of Peaceful & Wrathful：Zhitro is the name referring to a cycle or mandala of Hundred peaceful (zhi) and wrathful (khro) tantric dieties and of a genre of scriptures and associatedtantric practices which focus on those dieties which represent the purified elements of the body and mind. These hundred peaceful and wrathful deities are believed to manifest to a deceased person following the dissolution of the body and conciousness in the intermediate state, or bardo, between death and rebirth.
Troma Nagmo & Chod Teaching: Troma Nagmo (Sanskrit: Krishna Krodhini) is a wrathful form of Vajravarahi and is the deity associated with Chod Practice. She represents the wisdom of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in a wrathful female form. Chod was founded by Machik Labdron (1050-1149), the Tibetan female saint who is considered the emanation of Troma Nagmo and received Chod teachings from the Indian Mahamudra master and Chod lineage master Padampa Sangye.
Empowerment: A ritual in Vajrayana which initiates a student into a particular tantric deity practice, a qualified master has transmitted the corresponding power of the practice directly to the student. This may also refer to introducing the student to the mandala of the deity.
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