Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

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Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

Chökyi Nyima (Nepali: छोकी निमा रिम्पोचे) (b. 1951[1]) is a Nepalese Tibetan Buddhist lama and tulku.[2]


Born in 1951,[1] in Nakchukha[3] Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche is the son of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche[1][2] who is considered one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of our time.[2] When he was only eighteen months of age, Rinpoche was recognized as the seventh incarnation of Drikung Kagyu lama Gar Drubchen.[1] Not long after being recognized as the tulku, Rinpoche was enthroned at Drong Gon Tubten Dargye Ling, in Nakchukha.[1] Rinpoche also studied under Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.[2]

Rinpoche and his family fled Tibet shortly before the Chinese invasion of Tibet.[1] Rinpoche and his younger brother, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche soon enrolled at the Young Lamas Home School in Dalhousie, India.[3][4] At age thirteen, Rinpoche entered Rumtek Monastery[4] and spent eleven years studying the Karma Kagyu, Drikung Kagyu, and Nyingma traditions.[4]

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche left Rumtek in 1974,[1] and established Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.[1]


  • Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche; Erik Pema Kunsang (translator) (1996). The Indisputable Truth. Rangjung Yeshe Publications. ISBN 962-7341-27-4. 
  • Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche (2004). The Bardo Guidebook. Erik Pema Kunsang (trans.). Rangjung Yeshe Publications. ISBN 962-7341-11-8. 
  • Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche (2004). Present Fresh Wakefulness: A Meditation Manual on Nonconceptual Wisdom. Rangjung Yeshe Publications. ISBN 962-7341-47-9. 
  • Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche (2004). Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen: A Commentary on The Quintessence of Spiritual Practice, The Direct Instructions of the Great Compassionate One. Erik Pema Kunsang (trans.). Rangjung Yeshe Publications. ISBN 962-7341-21-5. 
  • Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche; David R. Shlim M.D. (2006). Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama's Guidance for Caregivers. Wisdom Publications. ISBN 0-86171-512-8. 
  • Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche; Tsikey Rinpoche Chokling; Dudjom Rinpoche; Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (2008). The Great Gate: A Guidebook to the Guru's Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles. Rangjung Yeshe Publications. ISBN 962-7341-04-5. 


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h A brief biography of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
  2. ^ a b c d Keeping a Good Heart
  3. ^ a b Erik Pema Kunsang (February 1997). "Interview for Snowlion Magazine". Snow Lion Magazine. 
  4. ^ a b c Tulku Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

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