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'''Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche''' ({{bo|t=བྱ་བྲལ་སངས་རྒྱས་རྡོ་རྗེ་|w=bya-bral sangs-rgyas rdo-rje}}, "Enlightened Indestructible Freedom From Activity"; June 18, 1913 &ndash; December 30, 2015)<ref name="Centenary">{{cite web|title = The great yogi Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche turns today 100years!|work = News|publisher = Ngagyur Shedrub Sungdrelling|date = 2013-06-18|url = http://sungdrelling.org/en/6.html|accessdate = 2013-10-17}}</ref><ref>http://www.khabdha.org/?p=79065</ref> was a [[Dzogchen]] master and a reclusive [[yogi]] known for his great realization and strict discipline.<ref name="nyingma">[http://www.nyingma.com/artman/publish/chatral_rinpoche.shtml His Holiness Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche]</ref> Rinpoche was one of the few living disciples of [[Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang]] and was widely regarded as one of the most highly realized Dzogchen yogis.<ref name="nyingma"/> In addition to his relationship with Khenpo Ngagchung, Chatral Sangye Dorje also studied with some of the last century's most renowned masters, including [[Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje]], [[Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö]], and the famed ''[[dakini]]'' [[Kunzang Dekyong Wangmo]]. Rinpoche was one of the primary [[lineage (anthropology)|lineage]] holders of the [[Longchen Nyingthig]], and in particular the lineage that descends through [[Jigme Lingpa]]'s heart son [[Jigme Gyalwe Nyugu]] and then on to [[Patrul Rinpoche]].<ref name="nyingma"/>
Prior to his death in 2015, Chatral Sangye Dorje divided his time between [[Salbari]], India, and [[Kathmandu]], Nepal. He was survived by two daughters, Tara Devi and Saraswati, and his wife Kamala.
Rinpoche shunned institutional and political involvement his whole life, choosing instead to live the life of a wandering yogi. Even in old age he continued to move about, rarely remaining in one place for more than a few months. A lay yogi, he was also greatly concerned with maintaining strict discipline in the context of the Dzogchen view. He advocated [[vegetarianism]]<ref name="nyingma"/><ref>[http://www.shabkar.org/teachers/tibetanbuddhism/chatral_rinpoche.htm Chatral Rinpoche and Abstaining From Eating Meat]</ref> and [[Life release|life release]] and had a yearly practice of ransoming the lives of thousands of animals in [[India]].<ref name="nyingma"/> In addition to his emphasis on the union of view and conduct, Rinpoche also stressed the practice of retreat. He established numerous retreat centers throughout the [[Himalayas]], including in [[Pharping]], Yolmo, and [[Darjeeling]].
==Primary teachers==
* [[Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang]] (also known as Khenpo Ngaga, Ngawang Palzang)
* [[Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje]]
* [[Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö]] (previous [[incarnation]] of [[Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche]])
* [[Kunzang Dekyong Wangmo]] <ref>[http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Sera_Khandro Sera Khandro] @Rigpa Shedra</ref><ref>[http://sunzi1.lib.hku.hk/ER/detail/hkul/3845732 Consorts and revelation in eastern Tibet : the auto/biographical writings of the Treasure revealer Sera Khandro (1892--1940)]</ref>
==Primary lineages==
Though his main lineage was the [[Longchen Nyingthig]], Chatral Sangye Dorje was also closely associated with the [[Dudjom Tersar]] lineage. He was empowered as the regent of Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorj and was passing on this lineage to this master's [[reincarnation]], who lives primarily in [[Central Tibet]].
* [[Longchen Nyingthig]]
* [[Kunzang Dekyong Wangmo ]]
* [[Dudjom Tersar]]
*{{cite book |author=Chatral Rinpoche |editor=Zach Larson |title=Compassionate Action |year=2007 |publisher=Snow Lion Publications | url=http://www.shambhala.com/compassionate-action.html |isbn=9781559392716 }}
===Online texts===
*Chatral Rinpoche Series by Lotsawa House<ref>[http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/living-masters/chatral-rinpoche Chatral Rinpoche Series]</ref>
==External links==
* [https://archive.is/20130201084037/http://www.rangjung.com/authors/Chatral_Rinpoche_biography.htm A translated biography of Chatral Rinpoche's life story (rnam thar)]
* [http://dudjomba.org/declare_eng.html Declaration of Chatral Rinpoche With Regard to Misuse of His Name at April 2007]
* [http://www.aroencyclopaedia.org/shared/text/c/crx_ph_02_eng.php Photograph with explanatory text]
{{YouTube Videos|{{PAGENAME}}|aEYF3a-XIDo|Sangyum Kamala Rinpoche - Life Release|One of His Holiness Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche's main activities is doing life release (freeing animals that are slated to be used as food or otherwise are being held in bad conditions that cause them suffering.) Sangyum Kamala Rinpoche, His Holiness's consort (wife) of 50 years, explains about how life release is really about spreading goodness and peace as well as freedom.<br><br>Sangyum-la is a lineage holder of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and a heart disciple of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. She is also the disciple and sangyum (wife) of His Holiness Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche, the greatest living Dzogchen master today. They have now been married for over 50 years.<br><br>Directed and produced by Maya van der Meer.<br><br>IMPORTANT NOTE: life release must be done in an ecologically sound way, making sure that invasive species are not released into environments that will be harmed by their presence. In America it is illegal to release invasive species. With a little research, through local wildlife officials, all can truly benefit.}}
<references/>''This article uses [[GNU Free Documentation License|GFDL]]-licensed material from the [[RangjungYesheWiki]] article [http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/Chatral_Rinpoche Chatral Rinpoche].''
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