His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was born in McLeod Ganj,
Dharamsala, in 1985. In 1987, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama recognized him
as the reincarnation of His Holiness the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche (1903
– 1983), who was the most Senior Tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
The 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was His Holiness’ main teacher and
spiritual advisor throughout his lifetime, and accompanied His Holiness when he
fled into exile from Tibet in 1959. His Holiness refers to him as “my Root
Guru”. He was also the 97th Gaden Throne Holder - the supreme head of the
Gelugpa tradition, which is the largest tradition in Tibetan Buddhism.
Beginning with Charka the Arhat Udhay during the time of Lord Shakyamuni
Buddha, twenty previous incarnations of H.H. the 6th Kyabje
Yongzin Ling Rinpoche have been identified, including Tutors to His Holiness the
6th, 11th and 13th Dalai Lamas; the 48th and 75th Gaden Throne Holders; as
well as kings, yogis, scholars, and lay adepts prominent in the spiritual histories
of India and Tibet.
H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche has completed all five Geshe Studies subjects (Logic,
Perfection of Wisdom, Middle Way, Higher Knowledge, and Monastic Discipline)
and was awarded His Geshe Degree from Drepung Loseling Monastic University
in South India, in November 2016. H.E. 7th Ling Rinpoche has also recently
completed a year of further studies at Gyuto Tantric College in Dharamsala. His
Holiness the Dalai Lama continues to closely guide Him.
Starting in 2004 he has also participated in the Mind and Life Institute dialogues
held in India between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and scientists on a variety of
topics, such physics, neuroplasticity and destructive emotions. In March 2017,
H.E. Ling Rinpoche joined His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist
leaders at a three-day International Buddhist Conference on "The Relevance of
Buddhism in the 21st Century"
H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche has traveled to teach in many countries including in
Asia and Europe, Australia, Canada, The United States & Israel, as well as in
many Tibetan settlements throughout India, Nepal and the Himalayan regions.
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