Tenga Rinpoche 天噶仁波切
Tenga Rinpoche was born in 1932 near Benchen Monastery in Kham. He was recognised as the incarnation of Lama Tendzin Chögyal by the previous Tai Situ Rinpoche, Pema Wangchok Gyalpo, at the age of seven, whereupon he began his studies. He was given the name Karma Tenzin Trinlé Pal Sangpo at the age of 19, when he received his full ordination vows. He received extensive and thorough Buddhist training and education in Benchen Monastery from the Ninth Benchen Sangyé Nyenpa Rinpoche, Karma Shedrup Tenpé Nyima, and in Palpung Monastery from Palpung Situ Pema Wangchok Gyalpo and Karsé Kongtrul.
天噶仁波切在西元1932年生於康區的邊倩寺附近。七歲時，由前一世大司徒仁波切貝瑪·旺卻·嘉波認證為喇嘛丹增秋嘉的轉世，並從那時開始整個學程。於十九歲受具足戒時，被賜法名為噶瑪·丹增·欽列·帕·桑巴(Karma Tenzin Trinlé Pal Sangpo)。仁波切曾領受詳盡且徹底的佛學訓練和教育，包括在邊倩寺從學於第九世邊倩·桑傑·年巴仁波切和噶瑪·謝竹·天佩·尼瑪，以及在八蚌寺從學於八蚌·司徒·貝瑪·旺秋·嘉波和卡謝·康楚。
He studied all the tantric rituals and philosophy with many different masters. From his uncle he learned about traditional Tibetan medicine. He completed his studies with a three-year retreat.
In 1959, after the Chinese invasion, he left Tibet and after spending one and a half years in Kalimpong he settled in Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, the main seat of the sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa. There he served the Karmapa for 17 years, the last nine years of which he acted as dorje lopön (vajra master). He was also an expert in mandala painting and sculpture. In 1974 he accompanied the Karmapa on his first tour to America and Europe.
From 1976 to 2012, Tenga Rinpoche lived in Swayambhu, Nepal, where he founded Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery. He also founded a retreat centre in Pharping. From 1978 onwards, he toured Europe extensively. Tenga Rinpoche was one of the few meditation masters who held the still unbroken lineage of the Karma Kagyü tradition. He was also the founder of Karma Kamtsang Association in Poland, Karma Thegsum Ling, Verona, Italy and Lotus Trust as well as Lotus Direkthilfe in Germany.
西元1976年到2012年間，天噶仁波切住在尼泊爾的斯瓦揚布，並在該處建立了邊倩彭措達久林，同時在帕平建立了閉關中心。從西元1978年開始, 仁波切廣行於歐洲各地。仁波切是少數仍持有噶瑪噶舉不間斷傳承的禪修大師之一。仁波切也在波蘭建立了噶瑪岡倉協會，在義大利的威羅娜建立了噶瑪謝桑林，在德國建立了蓮花信託及蓮花社服中心（Lotus Direkthilfe）。
In 1982 he accompanied Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche when he visited the Rigpa centre in London.
- Cho: The Garden of All Joy & Generosity of the Body, Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Trust Publications, 2008.
- Transition and Liberation—Explanations of Meditation in the Bardo, Khampa Buchverlag Publications, 1998.
Visits to Rigpa Centres
- St Paul’s Crescent, London, 1982
- Lerab Ling, 1-2 July 2009
- Lerab Ling, 4-7 July 2010 (Chime Pakme Nyingtik and Green Tara empowerments)
- Short biography
- Biography compiled by Michele Martin
- Tribute to Kyabjé Tenga Rinpoche on the Chronicles of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche website
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