Dagpo Rinpoche Losang Jamphel Jhampa Gyamtshog

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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Dagpo Rinpoche, Bamchoe Rinpoche
Spiritual Teacher
Mahayana Buddhism
Main Countries of Activity: 
France, Malaysia, India
Date of Birth: 
Place of Birth: 
Region of Kongpo, southeast Tibet
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Dagpo Rimpoche Losang Jamphel Jhampa Gyamtshog, born in 1931 in Southeast Tibet, was recognised by H.H. the 13th Dalaï Lama as a tulku or reincarnated lama.

He is head of several monastic communities in Tibet and doctor of Buddhist philosophy. He taught Tibetan language and civilization for 30 years at the School of Oriental Studies in Paris.

Invited all over the world, he gives lectures in France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore.

Dagpo Rinpoche's previous incarnations are said to include the main spiritual guide of the Indian sage Atisha, the great Serlingpa of Indonesia and the great 11th-century translator Marpa Lotsawa, one of the pioneers of the Kagyu School of Buddhism in Tibet, as well as several abbots.



Quotes of Dagpo Rinpoche:

In today's modern society there are huge problems. Everyone wants happiness and to avoid suffering but we do not know how to achieve it. Sometimes we try to do it by accumulating wealth or by harming and dominating others.

There are those who think they can be happy by taking control over others and misleading them. They commit dishonest deeds. As a result they create problems for themselves. Buddhism can help pinpoint the source of our unhappiness.

People have to learn to lead an ethical and principled life.

You must respect others as well as yourself. You must respect not only human life but also that of other beings. Ideally we should refrain from killing any form of life. Conflicts can be avoided through mutual respect and discussions.



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