Tulku Tashi Gyaltsan Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual leader of the Dorje Ling Buddhist Centers, located in Brooklyn, NY and Atlanta, GA.
Rinpoche is recognized as the reincarnation of Jetsun Taranatha and as the throne-holder of the 700-year-old Jonang Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Rinpoche was born in Amdo-Golok, Tibet. According to witnesses of his birth, the first sound he uttered was the Guru Siddhi Mantra. At the age of 10, he attended a local school and graduated from high school in 1984.
After graduation, having no attachment to samsara, he abandoned the temporary benefits of the material world and began his training in the Lomgya Monastery. It is here at the Lomgya Monastery that His Holiness Penam Rinpoche, the supreme head of the Jonang Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, recognized Tashi Rinpoche as the incarnation of Jetsun Taranatha, a famous scholar and yogi in the history of Tibetan Buddhism.
In an effort to preserve the Jonang Tradition, he built a large stupa and helped rebuild the monastery in Gandhi, Golok, and has preserved and reprinted many traditional texts and teachings so they may be available for the people in his homeland.
In an effort to make the Jonang Tradition and its teachings available to present day students, he is dedicated to caring for and developing the spiritual awareness of monks, nuns, and lay students from his homeland in the East to his new home in the West.
May his enlightened activities continue to bring great waves of benefit, peace and happiness to sentient beings everywhere.
Tashi Rinpoche is often moved to create poetry to express his meditation experiences and his understanding of the nature of reality. Following is one of his poems.
The nature of Dharmakaya is beyond conceptuality
The one spontaneously adorned with
Major and minor marks is the primordial Buddha
No need of desire and doubt for the result
In the space of reality
The primeval ground, the Buddha nature is holding an invincible place.