Perceived as a religion, a philosophy, or a way of life, Buddhism is a journey into the depth of our being. Mind-training is the anchor of such journey.
By making us discovering the hidden reality of our essential nature, meditation leads us to become aware of our interdependence with those around us.
Realising interdependence means releasing our dependence on constantly wanting to modify our experience of reality according to our conflicting emotions.
Meeting such a challenge is long-term work, of course, but possible!
The fruit of this work leads to awakening or, more simply said, the ability to fully manifest our true nature. It is indeed the heart of Buddhism.
The Gyalwang Karmapa, His Holiness Orgyen Thrinley Dorje
Palden Dusum Khyenpa, was one of the four heart disciples of Lord Gampopa, heir of Mahamudra teachings of the greatest Tibetan Yogi, Milarepa as well as of the Kadhampa teachings of Glorious Atisha.
Since then, He reincarnated in a line of outstanding spiritual masters known as The Karmapa. and established a lineage known as the Karma Kamtshang School of Tibetan Buddhism.
In 1992, the 17th Incarnation, His Holiness Orgyen Thrinley Dorje, was recognised and enthroned at the Tsurphu Monastery, the Main Seat of the Karmapas, built n the Tolung valley, Central Tibet by DüSum Khyenpa at the age of 85.
The Karma Kamtshang Lineage
The Karma Kamtshang lineage is one of the four main lineages of the Kagyudpa School of Tibetan Buddhism. More specifically, it is the lineage initiated by Karmapa DüSum Khyenpa, one of the heart disciples of the Master Gampopa.
Je Gampopa was the holder of the Mahamudra teachings transmitted by the Indian Mahasiddha Tilopa as well as the Kadhampa teachings of the Glorious Pandit Atisha.
From the point of view of its origin, The Karma Kamtshang line is sometimes called "The Dhagpo Kagyud lineage”, in reference to 'Dhagpo', place of residence of Lord Gampopa. From the point of view of its continuity, it is called "The Golden Rosary" referring to the qualities of successive Masters to whom was entrusted the responsibility of 'holder' of the Precious Teachings of Vajradhara Buddha (esoteric aspect of Buddha Sakyamuni).
The lineage is currently entrusted to the 17th Karmapa, His Holiness Orgyen Trinley Dorje.
Lama Gelong Sangyay Tendzin aka Lama Norbu Répa
Trained initially as a "rimed yogi" of Tibetan Buddhism, Venerable Gelong Sangyay Tendzin, aka Lama Norbu Repa, practices and propagates the teachings of the Karma Kamtshang lineage.
His traditional approach to Buddha Dharma emphasizes the development of wisdom through Listening, Studying and Practicing the teachings received from an authentic Lineage Holder.
Lama Sangyay Tendzin was born in Belgium in 1949. He spent more than two decades in the Himalaya, studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism with eminent masters .
Lama came back to Europe and established THEG-CHOG NORBU LING in France in 1999 where he resides ever since.
Konchog Tsegpa Parkhang Dharma Publishing House
KTP - Konchog Tsegpa Parkhang is a Dharma Publishing House initiated by Venerable Gelong Sangyay Tendzin under the auspices of His Holiness Karmapa. KTP is thus registered at the Tshurphu Labrang since 2009.
The publications consist of Sadhanas practiced by the Karma Kamtshang Dharma practitioners in the west as well as textbooks reproducing the transcript of seminars supporting the various Sadhana practices, given by Lama Sangyay Tendzin at THEG-CHOG NORBU LING and Dzongs over the last 30 years.
All KTP publications are available through TNG Dharma Shop at TNG Centre.
There is an on-going project to have e-versions of these publications in the near furture available for download under specific restrictions in accordance with the ethics of Vajrayana Buddhism.