Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche

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Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche
School Nyingma
Other name(s)
Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
Nyoshul Jamyang Dorje
Nationality Tibetan
Born 1932
Dergé region of Kham
Died 1999
Senior posting
Title Khenpo
Religious career
Teacher Dudjom Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, 16th Gyalwang Karmapa
Students Lama Surya Das, Sogyal Rinpoche

Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche (1932-1999), more fully Nyoshul Khenpo Jamyang Dorje (Tib. སྨྱོ་ཤུལ་མཁན་པོ་འཇམ་དབྱངས་རྡོ་རྗེ་, Wyl. smyo shul mkhan po 'jam dbyangs rdo rje), was a Tibetan lama born in the Derge region of Kham.[1][2]


In 1932 Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche (1932-1999) was born in the Derge region of Kham, Tibet. At age five, Rinpoche joined a Sakya monastery where he began his Buddhist studies.[1] At age seventeen, he studied Longchen Nyingthig teachings[1] and Dzogchen[2] at the Nyoshul monastery.[1] In 1959, when he was twenty seven, he fled to India as the Chinese invaded Tibet.[3][1]

In India, Rinpoche studied under Dudjom Rinpoche,[3] Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche[3] and the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa.[1]

Some of Rinpoche's students include Lama Surya Das[4][5] and Sogyal Rinpoche.[6]


  • Natural Great Perfection (with Surya Das). Paperback: 204 pages; Publisher: Snow Lion Publications; 1st ed. USA edition (October 25, 1995); ISBN 1-55939-049-2
  • A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage. Hardcover: 687 pages; Publisher: Padma Publishing; (November 1, 2005); ISBN 1-881847-41-1


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