His sixteenth manifestation
was Dudal Rolpa Tsal, the great yogin who was a teacher of Jigmed Lingpa
(A.D. 1730-1798). He then reincarnated as Garwang Dudjom Pawo (Dudjom
Lingpa, A.D. 1835-1904), a famous Terton who often manifested wrathfulness
in Kham. Rinpoche's eighteenth manifestation was Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
(A.D. 1904-1987), who was considered an outstanding yogin, scholar,
and meditation master in contemporary time. The present Yangsi Rinpoche
is the nineteenth manifestation, known as Pema Osel, or simply as Kyabje
Dudjom Rinpoche The Third.
In future generations, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche will be reborn as Rigden
Dorje Nonpo, the king of Shambhala (the kingdom of the Kalachakra) which
will manifest in this world when the time is riped. At the end of this
Light Aeon, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche will be manifested as the last of
the Thousand Buddhas, known as the Lord Buddha Mopa Od Thaye.
Dudjom Rinpoche The Third
Dudjom Rinpoche III (middle) with his father Ven. Dola Rinpoche
(left) and servant Mr. Norbu Drasi (right).
Dudjom Rinpoche III (second left) with his mother Pema Khandro
(second right), Pema Lhadren (left) and Yeshe Thaye (right).
Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche III with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
-- Ven. Tare Khandro and her consort Ven. Shechen Jigmed Phuntsok.
Before Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche passed away, he mentioned that : "I will
go to China, and I will be reborn into my own family." So, indeed, the
prophecy of his own rebirth has come to pass exactly as predicted. Kyabje
Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche was born in the Iron Horse Year of the 17th Rabjung
Cycle (1990) in Kyegudo (Yuesue County of Qinghai Province in China)
to Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche's own son, Dola Tulku Jigmed Chokyi Nyima
Rinpoche, and his wife Pema Khandro. When Yangsi Rinpoche's mother was
three months pregnant, one day she saw a rainbow over their house and
she knew that it was an auspicious sign. Since then, many rainbows have
appeared to them, and some even appeared inside their room.
After Yangsi Rinpoche was born, many great lamas of different traditions
came to see him. Some said that he must be a tulku of the Sakya lineage,
while others said that he might be a tulku of the Gelugpa. Yangsi Rinpoche
was first recognized as the tulku of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche by the great
terton and wisdom dakini Tare Khandro (Tare Lhamo), who is the daughter
of another great terton Aphang Terton in Golok. The prophecy came to
her in poems of dakini scripts, which she translated into Tibetan. Then
another Nyingma lama by the name of Ngaden Tulku wrote an article describing
the events that had taken place.
Then, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche III came to see Yangsi Rinpoche
in Kyegudo and bestowed upon him many great initiations. Dzongsar Rinpoche
also gave him the name "Pema Osel", meaning the Light of Lotus. During
and after the initiations, ..CONTINUE..