An ordinary being’s mental activity arises in dependence upon their unawareness of reality – the absence of inherent existence of all phenomena. In the opposite way to reality, their mental activity conceptually designates phenomena, such as the self, another being, or an object, dualistically grasping at it, believing it to be inherently existent from its own side.
Obscured by this deluded process, is the ordinary being’s buddha nature, their primordially pure awareness, that is inseparable from reality. This nonconceptual, uncompounded subtlest nature is beyond arising and ceasing, and is without beginning or end.
Chamtrul Rinpoche will speak about this, and how unawareness is the root cause of uncontrollably recurring rebirth, suffering, thoughts and emotions. He will also talk about how it is possible to get rid of it forever, by awakening to the blissful primordially pure awareness, becoming a buddha for the benefit of all.
Chamtrul Rinpoche Lobsang Gyatso
is the recognized reincarnation of the second Chamtrul Rinpoche, Pema Nangsel Dorje, who was one of the heads of the Mardo Tashi Choeling Monastery in Tibet and the holy incarnation of the Kathok Chamtrul Kunzig Dorje.
At fourteen, Chamtrul Rinpoche entered his monastery to study with his first Root Guru, the Dzogchen Master Naljor Yeshe Wangchuk. Under this great master he studied the Preliminary Practices (Ngondro), Heat Yoga, Great Perfection Teachings and more, and completed the Ngondro accumulation three consecutive times.
Rinpoche then joined the Shedra program of philosophical studies, first at the Great Kathok Monastery, and then at Sertha Larung, a highly renowned Buddhist Institute. After many years of rigorous studies of the Five Sciences curriculum under the supervision of his main Root Guru, H.H. Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, he gained a vast and profound knowledge of the Sutra and Tantra and was conferred the title ‘Khenpo’ – an equivalent of ‘Doctor in Buddhist Philosophy’.
Since 1996, Chamtrul Rinpoche has been teaching in numerous Buddhist institutes in India and across the Globe.