Ngagyur Nyingma College

13 Jun , 2018

Ngagyur Nyingma College, an Institute of higher Buddhist studies and research under Mindrolling Monastery is commemorating the Maha Per-Nirvana of Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche.

The coordinators of Mipham Maha pernirvana this year are very much lucky and blessed to have the presence of His Eminence Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche . The coordinators are,

  1. Trulku Ugyen Rinzin,
  2. Lopon Thubten Namgyal,
  3. Lopon Jinpa Namgyal and
  4. Tsulthrim Phelgyed.

A day-long ceremony is conducted to remember the great fullness of the Master for his works and teachings specially the those Buddhist who study the Buddha Dharma intellectually.

“Mipham Rinpoche was born in the region of Derge in eastern Tibet. At the age of fifteen he undertook eighteen months of intensive retreat on Manjushri. He later confided to some of his students that from then on he had always been able to understand any text he read. Patrul Rinpoche taught him on the famous ninth chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, ‘Wisdom’, and himself confirmed that after just five days’ teaching, Mipham Rinpoche had completely mastered both the words and meaning of the text. Mipham Rinpoche also received and mastered innumerable teachings and transmissions from Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo and Jamgön Kongtrul, as well as from masters of all traditions throughout Tibet. He always took to heart Je Tsongkhapa’s famous advice that the teachings should be regarded first and foremost as practical guidance for life rather than merely as intellectual speculations. Mipham Rinpoche had an enormous impact in re-awakening a deep reverence and interest in the Nyingma and Dzogchen teachings. His contribution to the Rimé movement is inestimable.

Shortly before he passed away, he told his attendant Lama Ösel:

Nowadays, if you speak the truth, there is nobody to listen; if you speak lies everyone thinks it is true. I have never said this before: I am not an ordinary person; I am a bodhisattva who has taken rebirth through aspiration. The suffering experienced in this body is just the residue of karma; but from now on I will never again have to experience karmic obscuration. … Now, in this final age, the barbarians beyond the frontier are close to undermining the teaching. there is no point whatsoever in my taking rebirth here…I have no reason to take birth in impure realms ever again” thus the master left us all 106 years ago.