Rigdzin Gawa Rinpoche, a Nyingmapa Vajra Master, was born in the beautiful Golden Horse Grassland, in the Tibetan Garze region, hometown of the legendary hero, King Gesar. Rinpoche's family is a noble and sacred Buddhist family, where many great Tertons (Dharma treasure revealers) and artists appeared in the past hundred years.
At age 6, Rinpoche was recognized by two famous masters in Tibet, Rigdzin Khacho Dorje Rinpoche，and Matrul Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche as a reincarnation. Since early 1980s, he followed and studied under the guidance of Dharma King Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, one of the greatest Buddhist master in Tibet, founder of LarungGar Five science Buddhist Institute, the biggest Buddhist Institute in the world. After many years of studies and practices, RigdzinGawa Rinpoche was recognized and certified by all his teachers, including Dharma King Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, Rigdzin Khacho Dorje Rinpoche，Matrul Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche,Sera Yangtrul Rinpoche,Rigdzin Nyima Rinpoche,Dewyai Dorje Rinpoche, as well as the throne of Nyingmapa Payul Lineage, Penor Rinpoche, as a highly qualified Vajrayana master, with extraordinary wisdom and compassion, pure discipline, expertise in both Sutrayana and Tantrayana teachings, and high personal attainments.
Starting from 1999, for nearly 20 years, Rigdzin Gawa Rinpoche traveled to many cities in China Mainland, and made Dharma connections with countless disciples. He established a worldwide Buddhist association: "Nyingma Urgyen Mahayana Joyous Dharma Continent". Together with his students and spiritual friends, Rinpoche has initiated a series of Buddhist activities and non-Buddhist charities, to help sentient beings in many ways. All these activities can be seen on his website and his other social media platforms. Some of Rinpoche's profound Vajrayana teachings and instructions have been published into his series of books, the "Enlightened Wisdom", which is also accessible online.
Starting 2004, Rinpoche initiated countless massive life-release activities with his students, in many cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Changchun, Fuzhou, and Hong Kong, several dozens of individual life release groups have been established by Rinpoche's students in the past 20 years, each group has hundreds of members doing monthly life release and Dharma practices simultaneously. Until May 2018, Rinpoche and his students have saved more than 1.5 billion of lives.
In the sacred mountain Damchen in his hometown, Rinpoche has built the Grand Liberation Palace of peaceful and wrathful deities, many stupas, prayer flag mandalas, and giant prayer wheels. Rinpoche was the main designer of the Ksitigabha's shrine in LarungGar's Mandala, and the Guru Rinpoche's shrine hall in the Great White Stupa, a land mark of Serta. Together with other lamas, Rinpoche refurbished the main shrine hall in JiaXiu Monastery. Rinpoche also designed a special hand-pulled prayer wheels, many Thangkas and Buddhist ornaments, to bring convenience and benefit to practitioners.
At the beginning of 2018, with joy and gratefulness, Rinpoche visited Nepal, the birth place of Buddha Shakyamuni. This is like a returning to his spiritual home, as well as starting a new page in his journey. Rinpoche made a great aspiration in front of the Namo Buddha Stupa: he will follow the Buddha's footsteps to expound Dharma in the world. Later in 2018, Rinpoche visited North America, and held massive Dharma gatherings and life releases, making auspicious Dharma connections with sentient beings overseas.
As it said in the prophecy: "When lotus of compassion flourishes, he holds Manjushri's fiery blade of wisdom, surrounded by lamas, deities and Dharma protectors... in the future, Rigdzin Gawa Rinpoche's Dharma teachings will benefit countless sentient beings."
Although being a highly attained lama, Rinpoche conceals his merits with low profile, as a Bodhisattva always does, he guides more and more people away from ignorance through step by step practice, leading us towards enlightenment. Therefore Rinpoche is respected and loved by all his students, he is an extraordinary spiritual guidance in our time!