A Short Life Story of Ven. Lama
Sonam Chokyi Gyaltsan (1914-1997)
Ven. Lama Sonam Chokyi Gyaltsan (Guru Lau Yui Che) was one of the chief disciples and also the Chinese spiritual representative of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche II in the Far East. Born in the village of Dongguan, near Guangzhou city, of Guangdong province, China in 1914, Lama Sonam was interested in Chinese Buddhism when he was 15 years old, and was initiated as a disciple of hte Japanese Shingon School. Thus he was well versed in the Kriya -, Carya-, and Yoga- Tantras. However, he soon realized that these stages are not the ultimate of the Buddhist teachings, and so he decided to continue on with the study of Annuttara-Yoga Tantra in Tibetan Buddhism. Hence, he received further empowerments and teachings from such Tibetan lamas as Ven. Lola Rinpoche, Lama Dorje Gyurbei, Khenpo Rinchen, Thubtan Nyima and Panchen Lama, amount Many others. When he was 18 years old, Guru Lau received the Bodhisattva Vow from Ven. Shu Yuen, the great contemporary Ch'an master, in Guangzhou.

When he was 37 years old, Guru Lau furhter received initiations and teachings from Ven. Kunga Rinpoche, the root teacher of both Professor Garma C.C. Chang and Yogi C.M. Chen. Hence, being ..CONTINUE..

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