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Trulshik Rinpoché, France, 2000

Trulshik Rinpoche Ngawang Chökyi Lodrö ('khrul zhig ngag dbang chos kyi blo gros) (1 January 1923 – 2 September 2011) born in Yardrok Taklung, Central Tibet was one of the main teachers of the 14th Dalai Lama[1] and of many of the younger generation of Nyingma lamas today including Sogyal Rinpoche. He is considered the spiritual heir of several senior Nyingma masters of the last century such as Dudjom Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.[2] Rinpoche is the subject of a documentary film Destroyer of Illusion narrated by Richard Gere.[3] Trulshik Rinpoche founded the monastery of Thubten Chöling in Nepal.[2] In 2010 he became the official head of the Nyingma school.[4]

Rinpoche lived in Solukhumbu, Nepal.

Trulshik Rinpoche died on September 2, 2011,[citation needed] and was succeeded by Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche who accepted the position on 22 March 2012.[5]

His reincarnation, or Yangsi, Ngawang Tendzin Lodrö Rabsel (Tib. ངག་དབང་བསྟན་འཛིན་བློ་གྲོས་རབ་གསལ་), was born in Kathmandu on July 25, 2013, and recognized in 2015.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Tibetan officials Mourn Passing Away of Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche". The Tibet Post International. TPI. Tibetan Administration Official Media. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche". Chanteloube. Songtsen. 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  3. ^ Destroyer of Illusion on YouTube
  4. ^ "Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche Accepts Position As Head of the Nyingma School". Mindrolling International. Mindrolling News Staff. 6 March 2010. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  5. ^ "22 Mar. 2012 - Tibetonline.tv News". Tibetonline.tv. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.

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