Trulshik Rinpoche

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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.[2] He is considered the spiritual heir of several senior Nyingma masters of the last century such as Dudjom Rinpoche[2] and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.[3] Rinpoche is the subject of a documentary film Destroyer of Illusion narrated by Richard Gere.[4] Trulshik Rinpoche founded the monastery of Thubten Chöling in Nepal.[3] In 2010 he became the official head of the Nyingma school.[5]

Rinpoche lived in Solukhumbu, Nepal.

Trulshik Rinpoche died on September 2, 2011,[2] and was succeeded by Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche who accepted the position on 22 March 2012.[6]

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.[7]


  1. ^ "Tibetan officials Mourn Passing Away of Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche". The Tibet Post International. TPI. Tibetan Administration Official Media. 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  2. ^ a b c Rigpa Wiki editors (2011-09-08). "Trulshik Rinpoche". Rigpa Shedra Wiki. Rigpa Shedra. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche". Chanteloube. Songtsen. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  4. ^ Destroyer of Illusion on YouTube
  5. ^ "Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche Accepts Position As Head of the Nyingma School". Mindrolling International. Mindrolling News Staff. 2010-03-06. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  6. ^ "22 Mar. 2012 - News". Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  7. ^ "Trulshik Rinpoche". Rigpa Wiki. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 

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