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Parinirvana of The 8th Kyabgon Adeu Rinpoche (23rd Aug, 2018)

On the 12th day of seventh month of Tibetan calendar is the aniversary of the parinirvana of 8th Kyabgon Adeu Rinpoche.

Dechen Choekhor Monastery Tibet, Kullu and other branch monasteries will be conducting special Grand Ngakso (Tantrayana Sojong or Confession Practice) puja with Guru Offerings on this memorable day marking the passing of this great master of Drukpa Kagyu.

H.E. the 8th Kyabgon Adeu Rinpoche was the Head of Drukpa Kagyu in Nangchen Region; respected by the great masters of all lineages. After the passing of the 8th Kyabgon Choegon Rinpoche; the 8th Kyabgon Adeu Rinpoche together with 8th Kyabgon Khamtrul Rinpoche - the two heart sons of previous Choegon Rinpoche, became the pillars and strength of Drukpa Kagyu - to hold and propagate the precious teachings, practices and essence of the lineage.

The 8th Kyabje Adeu Rinpoche by Dechen Choekhor.jpg

Kyabgon Adeu Rinpoche was an extremely important master of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage, especially following the Cultural Revolution, during which many great Drukpa Kagyu Lineage masters passed away. When teachings of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage was faced with extinction, Adeu Rinpoche was the only remaining complete Lineage Holder of the Drukpa Kagyu.

In 1940's, the 8th Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche had already prophesized that the reason he choose to confer empowerment in Nangchen Garh (Tsechu Monastery) rather than Khampagar was because Adeu Rinpoche will in future be responsible for the propagation and transmission of his lineage. 

Prophetically, at the end of 1980, Adeu Rinpoche was invited to Tashi Jong in India to pass on the entire lineage of the Drukpa Kagyu tradition to the present 9th Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche and the present 9th Khamtrul Rinpoche, and many other tulkus of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage. Later he was invited to other part of India and Nepal in early 1990s, where he gave complete lineage transmissions to almost all the Drukpa Kagyu rinpoches, khenpos and monks. In later part of 1990's, Adeu Rinpoche gave the complete empowerments of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage to the local tulkus in Nangchen. About 51 tulkus and 1600 monks and nuns were present to receive the empowerments and oral transmissions.

Thereafter, Adeu Rinpoche went to Bhutan and exchanged initiations with Je Khenpo, Jigme Chodrak Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and many other enlightened masters, thus becoming a representative of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage. Later, he visited Bhutan and India once again and gave empowerment to every Drukpa Kagyu Masters from the Je Khenpos of Bhutan to almost all Drukpa Kagyu Rinpoches and Sanghas. In this way, Adeu Rinpoche became the main lineage master of Drukpa Kagyu tradition for all the Drukpa Kagyu tulkus, and revered as one of the Golden Rosary Masters of the Drukpa Kagyu.

The 8th Kyabgon Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche, the 8th Kyabgon Adeu Rinpoche and the 8th Kyabgon Khamtrul Rinpoche, important as they unquestionably are, the incomparable greatest masters of Drukpa Kagyu of the 20th century. Owing to their great kindness and perseverance in preserving and propagating the essence and authentic teachings of the lineage, the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage that flourish today in Nangchen, Tibet and India are mainly holding the Lineage and Tradition of Dechen Choekhor.

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