Sey Rinpoche
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ACTIVITIES

HE Sey Rinpoche bestowing the blessing (WANG) of the Great Univeral Compassion)
HE Sey Rinpoche bestowing the blessing (WANG) of the Great Univeral Compassion
(Avalokisteshvra) to remote Himalayan populations

Maintaining and upholding the Chimed Drupay Gastel Monastery in Manali

At the Manali Monastery (Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh), where His Eminence resides, throughout the year, whenever he is present, Sey Rinpoche welcomes devotees and grants all sorts of guidance, advices, spiritual teachings and psychological assistance as well as various from of relief to whoever comes to him, whatever their need, level of spiritual development and nationality. Beside, Sey Rinpoche presides over the major ceremonies held in the monastery, especially the Ganachakra rituals and other special religious events.

 

 

Teaching in Pangi
(Teaching in Pangi)

Providing spiritual guidance to the Drukpa communities of northern Indian Himalayas

Throughout the Kullu District, as well as the Lahaul District and the Pangi regions of Himachal high Himalayas, Sey Rinpoche provides guidance to the local followers of the Drukpa Lineage, such as the 500 hundreds of families of Lahauli and Kinnauri who live around Kullu (Baddha monastery), the several thousands of families of Pangi and Lahaul, etc.

In Pangi, where His Eminence is focusing most of his activities, His Eminence has continuously been supporting the local populations and helped them to organize themselves, since 1984. In 2005, the Pangi Buddhist Drukpa Association was born. Working with this association, as well as the very active local Women Associations, etc. Sey Rinpoche has been able to completely stop wildlife hunting (especially snow leopard and musk deer), cattle traffic (a lucrative but very cruel activity between Pangi -where cow meat is not eaten- and Zanskar -where some population are cow eater). Furthermore, His Eminence has been able to put an end to some ancient evil customs of animal sacrifices

 

Training advanced practitioners in the Six Yogas of Naropa.

In the three years retreats centers of Ladakh (Jammu & Kashmir, India), Sey Rinpoche has become the main Drukpa master to train the yogis and to provide advanced spiritual guidance to practitioners of the lineage, especially the Six Yogas of Naropa. Beside, His Eminence has the general responsibility to take care of these retreat centers, as well, as over all, the whole of the Drukpa monasteries of Lahaul and Pangi, in collaboration with the local monastic communities.

 

Teaching abroad to newcomers in the spirituality of Drukpa lineage and Shakya Shri lineage.

Kyabje Khamtrul Rinpoche and Kyabje Sey Rinpoche fielding questions from the audience of First Annual Drukpa Councile, (ADC, April 2009) as well as from the live webcast. Questions were asked in several different languages and ranged from esoteric technical questions to questions regarding daily life
Teaching abroad

Every year, Sey Rinpoche travels in Asia and Europe to visit the various Drukpa Lineage centers founded by his Drukpa colleagues, headed by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, as well as centres of his cousin Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche. As he speaks fluently English and is endowed with the qualities of a real spiritual practitioner, including simplicity, openness and humility, His Eminence can convey the blessing of the Dharma to newcomers and practitioners of very various cultural backgrounds.

 

Upholding the Drukpa lineage tradition of love and wisdom and promoting its progress for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa, supreme Head of the glorious Drukpa lineage, is renowed for being a human manifestation of the Great Univeral Compassion (Lord Avalokisteshvra, represented as the Thousand-Armed Buddha on the back)
    His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa

Sey Rinpoche assists His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa for the preservation of the 800 years of legacy of the Drukpa lineage and for spreading out its tremendous blessings. As he has been brought up in his childhood together with His Holiness, whenever His Holiness comes to visit the northern Himachal Pradesh, Sey Rinpoche is there and offers all sorts of assistance. Thanks to his mastery of many languages, including Hindi, Ladakhi, Lahauli, Tibetan, English (and a bit of Chinese as well), Sey Rinpoche also assists His Holiness as a translator in Himachal Pradesh for the benefit of the local communities.

His Eminence always says that he feels very happy to fulfill His Holiness’ wishes in this region. This is such a meaningful way to serve the Lineage! His Eminence feels that he has a special responsibility on his shoulder in this matter, as a Drukpa Tulku and as a descendant of Shakya Shri.

 

 

 

 

Sey Rinpoche arriving at Druk Amitabha Mountain, Nepal, on the 6th April, 2009 for the First Drukpa Council HE Sey Rinpoche making Mandala Offering of the universe to His Holiness the
Sey Rinpoche arriving at Druk Amitabha Mountain, Nepal, on the 6th April, 2009 for the First Drukpa Council HE Sey Rinpoche making Mandala Offering of the universe to His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa (First Annual Drukpa Councile, April 2009)

 



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