"Buddhism is a way of life through which we develop the qualities of our mind. This way of life is very unusual, as it is a means to attain happiness without harming others.THE 17th GYALWA KARMAPA
Khenpo Chödrak was born in the Kham province of East Tibet in 1950. He started his studies at 9 at the Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, near the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpé Dorjé. When he concluded the 12-year study cycle, at 26, the 16th Karmapa appointed him as a Khenpo (great scholar of the lineage). From 26 to 31, after having completed his formation in linguistics, dialectics, philosophy and epistemology, Khenpo Rinpoché studied the Buddhist tantras. He directed the Nalanda Institute of Higher Studies of the Rumtek Monastery as well as the KIBI (Karmapa International Buddhist Institute) in Delhi; he figures today among the main teachers of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa.
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