Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche with young Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche
Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Jikmé Chökyi Senge, was born in 1967, as the grandson of Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. His mother is Dilgo Khyentse's daughter Chimey Wangmo from Dronkar. A dream that Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche had one night while staying near the Bodhnath stupa indicated that his grandson was be the combined emanation of his three master and the three main lamas from Shechen Monasterywho had all perished in Chinese prisons in the early sixties—:
This was later confirmed by the Sixteenth Karmapa who said to Dilgo : "You don't have to look for them, they are looking for you !".
He received the name of the highest ranking of the three. Khyentse Rinpoche really wanted him to call Shechen Gyaltsap, his closest root teacher. He gave him the nickname "big-headed son".
"Merging into one, the three of us will come to you as a single incarnation , a helper to fulfill your aims". Finally his three teachers all dissolved into one, who dissolved into Khyentse Rinpoche.
Zie de vertakking naar Kalu Rinpoche op onderstaande "incarnation line" !
Shechen Rabjam began receiving teachings from his grandfather, who raised him, at the age of three. During twenty-five years, he received teachings and empowerments and attended drupchen with Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Shechen Rabjam is the abbot of Shechen Tennyi Dargueling in Bodnath, Nepal as well as in Kham, Tibet.
Rabjam Rinpoche has an acute interest in humanitarian projects. He is maintaining the authentic Tibetan Buddhist tradition as taught to him by his grandfather in combination with a modern interest in the needs of the community and its individuals.