Posts Tagged ‘Nyingma’

News from Nyingma Monlam: Empowerment and Lung for Entire Mipham Rinpoche Canon by Kyabjé Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

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As requested by Ngagyur Kama Tradition Preservation Association (NKTPA), Kyabjé Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche has kindly accepted to bestow an empowerment and the lung (Reading Transmission) of the entire works of one of the greatest scholars of the Nyingma School, Jamgon Mipham Namgyal Gyatso, commencing on 24 January 2013 (postponed from the earlier date of 23 January).

On 26 January, 2013, at 9:20 AM, the inauguration ceremony of the First International Seminar of Ngaygur Nyingma Tradition will be carried out. The subject of the seminar will be on the distinct view and philosophy of the celebrated master Mipham Rinpoche. Kyabjé Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche and Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche will preside over the function.


New Supreme Head of the Nyingmapa, Kyabjé Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche in Simla

HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche in Simla

Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, throneholder of the Dorje Drak monastery, accepted the position of the Supreme Head of Nyingmapa, the “Old Translation Tradition” in Tibetan Buddhism. He is following Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche, Kyabje Minling Trichen Rinpoche, and then finally Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, who passed away late last year.

During the gathering for the 23rd Annual Nyingma Monlam in Bodh Gaya early this year, at a conference of major Tulkus, Khenpos and monks from all the monasteries, a decision was made to find the next Supreme Head of the Nyingmapa and to ask both Kyabje Dodrupchen Rinpoche and Kyabje Tsetrul Rinpoche if they would accept this position. Accordingly, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche (Shechen Monastery), Dzogchen Rinpoche (Dzogchen Monastery), Kathog Getse Rinpoche (Kathog Monastery), Gyangkhang Tulku Rinpoche (Palyul Monastery), and Khokhyem Rinpoche (Mindroling Monastery), and together with two other Nyingma officials went to Sikkim and approached Kyabje Drodupchen Rinpoche. However, Kyabje Drodupchen Rinpoche declined stating his old age and health precluded him from being able to accept the position. They then proceeded to Simla and approached Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche and after much persuasion, he finally accepted the position.