Monday, September 17, 2012

H.E. Tulku Baima Aose Rinpoche

Friends of the United Nations   Secretary General of Global Affairs

Artist Association for the United Nations   Honorary Chairman & Director General of Global Affairs

Foundation for the Support of the United Nations   Executive Chairman

United Nations Friendly Messenger

World Trading Enterprises Association (Founded in 2001)   Founding Supervisory

Hong Kong Buddhist Culture Estate (HK registered non-profit charitable organization)   Founder & Executive Chairman

World Buddhist Culture Exchange Alliance    Secretary General

Int’l Vajrayana Culture Exchange Alliance   Secretary General

World Kathok Lineage Association   Executive Vice Chairman & Secretary General

World Buddhist Music Alliance   Secretary General

China Elderly Foundation   Honorary Chairman & Buddhist Master

All American Chinese Youth Federation Honorary Advisor

Cross-Strait Peaceful Development Federation Honorable Chairman and Executive Director

Lincoln University   Honorary Doctor

Canadian Chartered Institute of Business Administration Visiting Professor, Honorary Fellowship & Chartered Manager

Asian College of Knowledge Management   Senior Fellowship

Reincarnated Living Buddha of Lang Lama TerchenDorjee, Khenpo& Rinpoche       (King Gesar Bloodline)

27 Monasteries in Hainan, Haixi, Huangnan Prefectures, Qinghai, Xingjiang, Yunnan & Sichuan Provinces   Abbot & Living Buddha

Certificate of Congressional Recognition of Excellence Achievements by U.S. Congress from Congresswoman Judy Chu

Certificate of Recognition of Excellence Achievements from U.S. Senator Bob Huff

Mayor’s Special Commendation to International Humanitarian efforts by the City of Glendale California U.S.

Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Economic, Cultural & Educational Exchange by the City of Pomona California U.S.

Certificate of Recognition & Golden Key by the City of Corona California U.S.


“To live is to give.”

-- H.E. Tulku Baima Aose Rinpoche


                      祖古白瑪奧色仁波切 簡傳
H.E. Tulku Baima Aose Rinpoche
Brief Introduction


With his gracious tolerance and magnanimity, simplicity, dignity, humor, perseverance and faith; H.E. Tulku Baima Aose Rinpoche has persistently brought his holy blessings to humanity and promoted world peace for over a decade. He is a living Buddha whom has been recognized and appointed as “Khenpo”, “Vajra Acharya” and “Rinpoche” by three great Dharma Kings of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche has mastered the traditions of the four major sects of Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug), he has reached beyond religious and ethnic boundaries. With the understanding of the true meaning of peace, he is a religious leader who has brought universal love and hope to the world.


      Rinpoche has said, “Our world is made up of love. Love is not only for humanity, universal love is also meant for all sentient beings that exist in the six realms. Universal love requires a big heart to accept thousands and millions of beings in the world; it requires everyone to realize their own responsibilities.” Like a bright lamp in the dark, he shines and brings light and warmth to all sentient beings in the six realms.


      Rinpoche is the Abbot of twenty-seven monasteries in China. The Imperial Master, Dharma King H.H. Dimed Shing Kyong has appointed Rinpoche to support and manage more than 1,300 monasteries in the world; he has granted Rinpoche with an 18-meter long Khadak which symbolized honorable merits and achievements. Another similar Khadak has been consecrated in the Potala Palace. Rinpoche is the lineage holder of “Dzogpa Chenpo”, the highest teaching of the Buddha. He has learned the Dzogchen Tantras Sadharana and Asadharana teachings and lineage from the Lord of Nyingma, father and the Golden Dharma Throne of Kathok, Dharma King H.H. Mozha. H.H. Mozha has written certificates in recognizing Rinpoche’s reincarnation and lineage while hosted a succession enthronement ceremony for the Rinpoche to receive the Dharma Crown and Cassock. During the ceremony, H.H. Mozha bestowed Rinpoche the Pandita Hat, the Holy Lotus Crown of the Five Buddhas, and the Holy Dharma Cassock of the  Dharmapalas and Dakinis of the ten directions. Rinpoche has taken refuge to many great Vajra masters and Dharma Kings. He has thoroughly mastered the Buddhist’s knowledge in sutras and astras, he also firmly follows Buddhist’s morals and disciplines. In addition, Rinpoche ascetic-retreats in various mountains and forests regularly to further his practice, whereas holy signs and miracles often appeared during his retreat. H.H. Gussie Taqing Rinpoche has stated that the Rinpoche is the emanation of “Yamantaka”, a wrathful manifestation of Manjusri, and he is a great sage of great wisdom and compassion.


Wherever he is, Rinpoche always gets up before dawn. After several hours of prayer and meditation, he begins to work until late at night. However, he is able to complete a full day’s of substantial work with ease. No matter what he does, he can attend to several tasks at the same time. From his natural expressions they appear to be in line with his dharma practice of sight, practice and action. His practice in Buddhism has blended in with his lifestyle harmoniously, integrated into the various stages of the practice. Rinpoche performs transgression ceremony every day to release souls and sentient beings from sufferings, and whether his followers are poor or wealthy, he does not ask for anything in return. The holy water or ‘nectar’ that has been blessed by the Rinpoche has helped and cured countless people and sentient beings. Wherever he has travelled, he has financially supported many Buddhist monks, nuns, practitioners and people in need. As he has remained disciplined and low profile, only a few people would know of his contributions.


   Rinpoche believes that by building monasteries and pagodas, it can be helpful to prevent war, disease and famine. Furthermore, it can promote world peace and improve the values and practice of the religion. In Qinghai and Yunnan of China, he has built and repaired a number of monasteries. In the Qinghai province, at the holy place ‘the Mandala of Dakinis where it has been granted by the Sakyamuni Buddha, Rinpoche has built the ‘Amrit Hot Springs Monastery’ and a pagoda. In New York, the International Vajrayana Center organized by the Rinpoche will finish its first phase of construction.


Rinpoche has received numerous honors, including: the Certificate of Congressional Recognition of Excellence and Outstanding Achievements in Cultural Exchanges, State of California Senate Certificate of Recognition of Excellence and Outstanding Achievements in Cultural Exchanges, California State Controller’s Recognition of Dedication in Promoting Peace, Mayor’s Commendation from the City of Glendale California in Humanitarian Endeavors, City of Monterey Park California Commendation in Recognition of Cultural Exchanges and Peace, the Sheriff of Los Angeles County Commendation in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions in Cultural Exchanges, and etc. He has written many poems, books on the study and practice of Buddhism, and interpretations of the sutras. Rinpoche has also received various honorary degrees from universities. He has given lectures in many famous American universities including Colombia, UCLA, and La Verne. 


Rinpoche has been appointed to key positions in various NGOs of the United Nations, including the Board of Director and the Secretary General of Global Affairs of the Friends of the United Nations, the Honorary Chairman & the Executive Director of Global Affairs of Artist Association of the United Nations. In addition, he is the General Secretary of World Buddhist Culture Exchange Alliance, World Buddhist Music Alliance and International Vajrayana Culture Exchange Alliance, and he is also the founder and Executive Chairman of the Hong Kong Buddhist Culture Estate.


The young and promising Rinpoche has been named World Peace Ambassador of international civil diplomacy and the person who can influence China. As a religious leader, Rinpoche resolves contradictions and conflicts, promotes harmony and maintains peace with Buddha’s compassion and with the spirit and wisdom of peace. He helps humanity from various ethnic backgrounds to communicate and understand each other with the universal values of ‘Compassion, Love and Peace’ that many religions also advocates. He has fully devoted himself to serve all sentient beings, while sparing no effort for the cause of world peace.


Rinpoche has been promoting social harmony and world peace by his active involvement in international cultural exchange. Since 2002, Rinpoche has committed to promote world cultures with international civil diplomacy. He has been invited and met with enthusiasm by presidents, prime ministers, senior government leaders and officials from countries like China, the United States, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka. Rinpoche has hosted many large scale international events, including the series of events celebrating the 15th - 17th anniversary of the establishment of China-Korea diplomatic relations. The events have received public recognition and proved that cultural exchange can promote feelings between countries and also among people.


In March 2011, Rinpoche organized a major event in Hong Kong to commemorate one hundred years anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, more than 30,000 people has participated the event. In June 2011, Rinpoche co-organized with eighteen organizations and held a large exhibition of The Great Premier- Zhou Enlai in Hong Kong, vice chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) hosted the ceremony. Rinpoche also established the World Peace Forum; its objective is to promote building a harmonious world with sustainable peace and common prosperity. Peace and harmony have always been inseparable. While it has been a period when disasters have happened frequently in many places of the world, World Peace Forum has presented its great significance.


By education and training, Rinpoche has encouraged social harmony and world peace. In education, Rinpoche plans to build a number of Buddhist schools to develop and educate monks. He has organized various platforms for the public who have interests in education and academics to communicate. In order to expand the minds to multicultural thinking and improve the cohesiveness to the society of the youth, Rinpoche has organized many youth international educational exchange activities. These activities have promoted international recognition and built up a bridge of dialogue and cooperation for the harmonious development of the religions in the world.


Rinpoche has been supporting social harmony and world peace with culture and arts. In 2000, Rinpoche founded the Hong Kong Buddhist Culture Estate, one of its aims is to inherit the skills of the traditional art and enhance arts and cultural exchange among different places of the world. Rinpoche initiated a series of activities called The Spread of Compassion and Harmony; it is intended to uphold the holy spirit of Sakyamuni Buddha by giving gold Sakyamuni Buddha statues. So far, thirty-three Sakyamuni Buddha statues casted in gold and silver of 84 cm tall, and up to 10,000 Buddha statues also casted in gold and silver, along with other precious Buddhist items have been given to numerous countries and monasteries around the world. It not only promotes the incorporation of the traditional and modern arts, but also effectively encourages the spirit of social harmony and world peace.


With music, the best language in the world, Rinpoche has dedicated his work in music to promote the social harmony and world peace. Music not only transcends racial and national boundaries, it can also contribute to the spirit of civilizations. In 2007, a music committee has been set up by the Rinpoche in Beijing. More than 200 famous artists, singers and producers from China and abroad have been invited in the committee. Since then six large-scale charity concerts have been held successfully. Another six music albums have been produced in last five years and more than 200,000 CDs have been given away for free. The Mi Yu (The Esoteric Buddhist Mantra) album which is sung by the Rinpoche has received the Best Spiritual Album in 2011 award’ by the ‘Chinese Golden Music Award’; it has been regarded by the Chinese as the ‘Grammy Awards in China’. Furthermore, the ‘United Nations Best Spiritual Music award has also been given to the Rinpoche.


Through religious exchange, Rinpoche has actively encouraged social harmony and world peace. He commenced the global donation of the 94 cm tall pure gold and silver Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva statues, it promotes the great vow of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, which is, I will not attain Buddhahood until the hell realms are empty; I will help all sentient beings gain enlightenment before I become a Buddha. Rinpoche also organized the major event of ‘The Presentation of the Relics of Buddha Ceremony’; it has supported the cooperation and development between Exoteric and Esoteric Buddhism as well as the South and North traditions Buddhists. Rinpoche has often visited and exchanged with religious groups around the world, he actively conducts discussions with various religions to build consensus and work together, in an effort to jointly make a concrete contribution in helping world peace and the well-being of humanity.

Rinpoche has been devoted in social charity activities to encourage social harmony and world peace. Through many years, Rinpoche has continuously organized several major public welfare events. In April 2012, the major international event To Promote the United Nations Millennium Development Goals · Prayer for World Peace Ceremony and to Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Regions (HKSAR) held a series of touring activities in Hong Kong for a period of fifteen days. Rinpoche has been the Executive Chairman of the ceremony. More than 300 local and international institutions and organizations jointly supported the ceremony while over 200,000 people have participated in the event. With the strong support from the Hong Kong government, Rinpoche has utilized his over-ten-years of extensive experience in international exchanges, in promoting arts and culture, and in charity donations to organize the event with a wide variety of activities. The activities have gained massive public interest. A huge charity carnival has been organized at the four-soccer-fields in the Victoria Park of Hong Kong, 75,000 kg of ‘World Peace Auspicious Rice have been given to the elderly, women and other disadvantaged groups. A number of ‘Thousand People Poon Choi Banquet’ has been held while more than 2,000 elder people have been invited.

Rinpoche has helped many people in disaster throughout the world by his charity aid to international community. Whether it was the earth quake in Yushu Qinghai, or the quake and tsunami in Japan, he has offered his help immediately. On the ‘World Earth Day, Rinpoche has organized a series of activities about caring the earth and protecting the environment; he has also focused on free medical care, emergency aids and disaster aids both at home and overseas. The charity activities are all for supporting the harmony, kindness and beauty of the world.

Throughout his great accomplishments to serve all sentient beings, H.E. Tulku Baima Aose Rinpoche has completely devoted himself in upholding social harmony and world peace. He brings love, hope and happiness to everyone around him with his actions. Rinpoche said: “All religions are spreading the truth of compassion, universal love and mutual understandings. These are the conditions necessary to maintain world peace. I wish to promote the development on cultures of the world, education and charity with the spirit of harmony and peace. Let the ‘Light of Hope for ‘Universal Love and Peace passes on forever throughout the six realms.”