Bokar Tulku Rinpoche

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Bokar Rinpoche
Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche.JPG
Other namesKarma Shedrup Yongdu Pel Zangpo
DiedAugust 17, 2004
ReligionTibetan Buddhism
SchoolKarma Kagyu, Shangpa Kagyu
Other namesKarma Shedrup Yongdu Pel Zangpo
Senior posting
TeacherThe Second Kalu Rinpoche
PredecessorKarma Sherab Ösel
SuccessorKarma Palden Chökyi Gyaltsen Lodrö Chok Tamche Le Nampar Gyalway Lha

Bokar Tulku Rinpoche (1940 – August 17, 2004) was heart-son of the Second Kalu Rinpoche and a holder of the Karma Kagyü and Shangpa Kagyü lineages.[1]

Rinpoche (Tibetan: རིན་པོ་ཆེ་, Wylie: rin po che, IPA: [rinˈpotʃe]) is an honorific used in Tibetan Buddhism. It literally means "precious one".[2]


  1. ^ "Bokar Rinpoche", Khandro Net, archived from the original on 2008-12-31, retrieved 2009-06-09
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-19. Retrieved 2009-07-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) - Rinpoche: Honorific title meaning "Precious One." It is frequently given to Buddhist reincarnated masters.

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Rinpoche literally means "Great (che) Jewel (rinpo). It is figuratively rendered as "Precious One."