Traleg Rinpoche is a patriarch of Kagyu Lineage Dakpo Lhaje(a.k.a. Gampopa) from three prominent disciples. They are historically called one of the‘Three Men from Kham’: Saltong Shogom’s reincarnation. Because his practice is in an advanced state and he posses some magical power that he is actually omnipotent. He is merciful but he likes drinking alcohol very much. He is empowered with great merits and he is also named ‘Tibetan Ji Gong’. He is conferred, from the Tibetan government of the Yushu area, the title of one of the ‘Three Great Kyabgons (Lords Protector)’. He has a long history of lineage, very high status in Buddhism and he is listed in the centre of ‘Kagyu Refuge Tree’.
The 9th Traleg Rinpoche was born in West Kham area (east Tibet) in 1955. Two years later the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa recognized him as Traleg Rinpoche and the solemn enthronement ceremony was held by then.
In 1959, Traleg Rinpoche went to India to further his studies. During his stay in India, he received rigorous traditional education. He learned Sanskrit in Varanasi and then resided in Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim. In 1980, Rinpoche went to Australia and stationed in Melbourne. Together with many Eminent monks, Rinpoche established the course named “the enlightened world of shambhala” to teach the lineage of the shambhala Buddhism, educational methods and to share spiritual ideas.