Welcome to the Official Website of Maniwa Lama Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche
Maniwa Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche is a highly respected lama of the Kagyu lineage. “Maniwa” is a title given to masters of the Chenrezig (Avalokiteśvara) practice who has accomplished at least a billion Om Mani Peme Hung mantras.
The most respected venerable Maniwa Lama Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche was born in the year 1950 to a son of his late father Mr. Dhondup Tsering Gurung and late mother Mrs. Tsering Gurung at the village called Manang, Gandaki Zone, Nepal. His childhood name was Norbu Tsering. This birth place is located at the northern part of Nepal where we can see magnificent view of surrounding Himalayan mountain. The famous cave called Khira Gompo Dorje cave is also located here where the great yogi of Tibet, Milerapa, medidated and converted a hunter into a compassionate disciple by his precious teaching.
When a child was born, nobody knew that this child would one day serve the activity of the compassionate Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, Chenrezig in Tibetan(Buddha of Loving Eyes). It was also unknown to everyone at that time that this child could lead countless sentient beings onto the path of enlightenment through his invocation mantra, OM MANI PADME HUNG. Because of his endowed quality invoking Mani mantra for the benefit of all sentient beings, he is adorned with the title ‘Maniwa’ and is thus well recognized nowadays as Maniwa Lama Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche. The Title given to him is rarely found in this world because one must be able to make others to recite mani mantra more than 100,00,00,000 times(Mani Dhungyur) for this title.
From the childhood, he has been so compassionate to every living creatures and never thought of causing mischief to anyone even for a single moment. Because of the instinct that arises from his former life, he could learn easily the knowledge of writing and reading without giving much effort. When he reach two three years old, he clearly remind all the wonderful advices that he had received from his late parents. Shortly afterwards, his father passed away which make him realized that all sentient beings are not beyond the state of impermanence either they are born in the upper or lower realm of this samsara, the cyclic existence. Forcing the mind with strong attitude of disgust and renunciation, he started thinking to study and practice the pure Dharma and came to Kathmandu from where he had gradually left to Rumtek.
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