The Great Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

3rd Jamgon Kongtrul, Karma Lodro Chokyi Senge

3rd Jamgon KongtrulIn the prophesy of the previous Jamgon Kongtrul it says that the next reincarnation would come from a household in Lhaden, Central Tibet. And that the 16th Karmapa would in the future predict the specific names of the parents and the time. Like it was prophesied, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa identified him and issued a recognition letter. The Dalai Lama and the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa Rigpe Dorje jointly found him to be the Jamgon Tulku.

When he was six years old Jamgon was enthroned by H.H. Karmapa at the old Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim. Continuing his activity, just like the previous Jamgon in all respects, he engaged in studies and received empowerments, reading transmissions and instructions. He became Karmapa’s heart son, just like the attendant Ananda was for the Buddha. Holding the perception of the supreme 16th Karmapa as being the Buddha himself, whatever the latter said he regarded as genuine, whatever he did he saw as good. Their minds mingled as one.

Around 3000 disciples from India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Tibet and the eastern and western parts of the world received Novice and Full Ordination Vows from Rinpoche. Having established monasteries full of saffron-glad renounciants he became a great holder of the Vinaya.

In 1992, when he was 39 years old, due to obstacles to his life, which were tremendous obstacles for the teachings and because of the weak merit of beings, his mind resolved into Dharmadhatu. But when Bodhisattvas have given rise to Bodhicitta, since they don’t have the obscurations of karma, they are said to be able to take birth again intentionally. He was surely one who fulfilled the general teachings of the Buddha and in the particular teachings of the Karma Kagyu.