We are Drikung Kagyu Tengye Ling Buddhist Society, established under the spiritual guidance of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and Dorzin Dhondrup Rinpoche. According to the intent of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and the request of faithful disciples in Croatia, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche granted the name, Drikung Kagyu Tengye Ling.
On May 22, 2014, the Drikung Kagyu disciples of Croatia together with Dorzin Dhondrup Rinpoche founded the center officially.
His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche is a Drikung Kagyu lama who was known in the thirteenth century as the Siddha Gar Chodingpa, a heart disciple of Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon, founder of the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. In ancient India, he had incarnated as Mahasiddha Aryadeva, the lotus-born disciple of the great Nagarjuna. In the seventh century, he was known as Lonpo Gar, the minister of the Tibetan Dharma King Songsten Gampo...click for more
Ven. Dorzin Dhondrup Rinpoche was born in 1969 at Drojug Village in Kham/Nangchen in Tibet. As a young boy he learned how to read and write the Tibetan language in elementary school.
He first met his root guru H.E. Garchen Rinpoche in 1984, whereupon he took refuge under His Eminence. He then entered the life of monastic discipline as a monk at Gar Monastery. At the monastery, he trained in all the liturgical recitations including all aspects of ritual practice. He received monastic ordination from Most Ven. Gar Mingyur Rinpoche who also granted him all empowerments, instructions and transmissions of the Drikung Dzogchen Yangzab Cycle...click for more