Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche, (1904-1988), was the supreme head of the Nyingmapa School. Poet, author of many books, terton (visionary discoverer of hidden teachings), historian (The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism – Its Fundamentals and History) meditation master and tantric yogi, he was one of the most beloved lamas of Tibet. After establishing Dharma Centers in Kalimpong, Nepal, Europe and America, he passed into parinirvana in 1988 in Dordogne, France, and was enshrined in a stupa inside a monastery of Bodhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.

In 1976, at the age of 9, Khenpo Chimed Rinpoche received his first empowerment of the Northern Spiritual Treasures (Jang Ter) from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche.

Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse  Rinpoche (1910-1991) is recognized as one of the greatest realized meditation masters and teachers of all time. He was the head of the Nyingmapa School of Tibetan Buddhism from 1988 until he passed away into parinirvana.

Khenpo Chimed Rinpoche received from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche all the Mipham Rinpoche’s transmissions in 1987 and the Nyingtik Yabshi’s transmissions in 1989.

Kyabjé Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche (1932 - March 27, 2009) was the 11th throne holder of the Palyul Lineage of the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism. He is said to be an incarnation of Vimalamitra. He was widely renowned in the Tibetan Buddhist world as a master of Dzogchen. He was one of a very few teachers left from his generation who received all his training (in the traditional sense) in Tibet under the guidance of fully enlightened teachers. He has succeeded to H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche to be the Supreme Head of Nyingmapa Buddhism since 1993. He passed into parinirvana march 27th 2009.

Khenpo Chimed Rinpoche has received most of his empowerments and transmissions from his root guru.

Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche is the head of the JangTer (Northern Treasure) Nyingma lineage, as the throneholder of Dorje Drak (Vajra Rock) monastery, one of the six great seats or "mother" monasteries of the Nyingma lineage. He is a holder of all of the great Kama and Terma traditions of Nyingma. He is also one of the three foremost holders of the Nyingma monastic tradition, along with Trulshig Rinpoche and H.H. Penor Rinpoche.]

Khenpo Chimed Rinpoche received from Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche all  the northern treasures empowerments and transmissions and the Rinchen Terzod transmissions.

Chadral Rinpoche is presently the most accomplished yogi living in Nepal. The Rinpoche had acquired a huge piece of land at Pharping, one of Nepal's most holy places. The Rinpoche intended the land to be the future international headquarters of Kathok Nyingma centres all over the world and collaborating with the main Kathok Monastery in Tibet, to be known as the Western Kathok Monastery.

Khenpo Chimed Rinpoche received from Kyabje Chadral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche the Nyingtik teachings.

Khenpo Pema Sherab is the senior khenpo of the nyingmapa tradition.

For the benefit of future generations, he has composed many books on Buddhist philosophy including a biography of Guru Padmasambhava, an Exposition on Two Truths, Lorig and Tagrig, Sun of Mind; an exposition of Logic and many others. All in all, he has taken the responsibility to manage the Namdroling institute with great compassion to this day. Hence his kindness is unfathomable.

Khenpo Chimed Rinpoche received from Khenpo Pema Sherab Rinpoche most of the sutra and tantra commentaries’s transmissions.


Khenpo Chimed Rinpoche