Gyalwang Karmapa on finding the reincarnation Tenga Rinpoche
March 14, 2017
Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
YANGSI KYABJE TENGA RINPOCHE seems on his way back:
HH KARMAPA just announced the following at the end of his teachings on the Jewel Ornament of Liberation: "You might remember, it was a year or two ago - during the winter dharma gathering - we started looking for the reincarnation of Bokar Rinpoche; we searched for and found the reincarnation and brought him here during the winter dharma gathering. And so now if all the external and internal conditions will work out properly, if there are the proper signs and so forth, it’s quite possible and we have the hope that we will be able to look for and recognize the reincarnation of the Lord of Refuge Tenga Rinpoche and bring him here to this winter dharma gathering.
It is not certain that this is gonna happening, there is no definite thing that it is gonna happen, it is quite possible that it might happen; and so in case that it does happen, then we may well have to extend this Gunchö for a couple of extra days; but this really depends on whether it is going to happen or not. It is actually, this recognizing tulkus, it seems like it is happening a lot during the nuns’ winter dharma gathering, and it is so much happening during the winter dharma gathering, I think everyone is going to start coming down here and they are going to wait until the nuns’ winter dharma gathering and then when this starts they are all gonna come and really passing the requests that you have to find these tulkus. But it’s not possible that is always going to work out that way. Actually before when I was in Tibet, I recognized thirty or forty different tulkus. At that time the government was a little bit strict about it; we couldn’t do it all openly….there were 30 or 40 tulkus that I did recognize at that time. And then when I came to India, there weren’t so many, perhaps only three or four tulkus that I recognized since I have come to India. Actually it is no longer necessary to have someone recognizing tulkus because there are lots of people who are willing to do it. Some are recognized by their father, some are recognized by their mothers, there are all sorts of people who are recognizing tulkus these days; so it’s not necessary to recognize anymore."
~Transcript by Sylvester Lohninger