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26July2017

Lineage Masters

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Ngawang Zangpo (Khenpo)

Biography will be available in due course.

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Ga Rinpoche

Biography will be available in due course.

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Wangdrak Rinpoche

Wangdrak Rinpoche the third is the reincarnation of Wangdrak Dorje. Along with the Gonpa's founder, Tsangyang Gyamtso, Wangdrak Dorje was instrumental in building Gebchak and was renowned for his total mastery of profound yogas and meditation. The present incarnation holds the Khenpo degree in Buddhist philosophy, and has received a remarkably broad training in the almost all of the traditions.

His Holiness Sakya Trizin formally recognized Rinpoche as the reincarnation of Gebchak Gonpa’s Wangdrak Dorje, with an extraordinarily clear prediction letter describing his name, his parents' names, the place and year of his birth, and a unique birthmark on his back. This prediction letter was issued in accordance with the signs he received in meditation. Every detail in the letter proved to be correct. This recognition was also verified by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, the head of The Drukpa Lineage, and His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche.At the age of nine he entered Chodrak Gonpa, a monastery of the Karma Kagyu and Barom Kagyu traditions, where he received the traditional training in all ritual practices. At the remote hilltop retreat place of Trachok Gon, he received the experiential instructions from Trachok Karma Tseten, the most renowned Karma Kagyu Dzogchen and Mahamudra lama in the vast provinces of Eastern Tibet. There Rinpoche spent three years in isolated meditation retreat, gaining experience and realization of the instructions he'd received.

Dzongsar College in Derge is where Rinpoche undertook his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and scripture, and is well-known as the best college in all of Tibet for non-sectarian scriptural study. Rinpoche undertook the entire nine-year course, consistently placing first to third in his class and graduating with the Khenpo degree. From the highly respected Drukpa Kagyu lama Adeu Rinpoche, Wangdrak Rinpoche received all the transmissions of the Gebchak lineage. Rinpoche has been fortunate to receive many great empowerments, from many great lamas. His teachers include Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche, the late Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse, and others.

When he had completed his studies, Rinpoche returned to Chodrak Gonpa to teach Buddhist philosophy for three years. After moving to teach at a branch gonpa in Nepal, Rinpoche was repeatedly requested by Tsoknyi Rinpoche and the Gebchak nuns to accept formal responsibility for the spiritual and material well-being of Gebchak Gonpa. Along with caring for his students from all over the globe, this is the end to which he continually works.

For more information about Wangdrak Rinpoche and his activities, please visit Rinpoche's official website: www.gebchakgonpa.org

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Azong Rinpoche

Kyabje Azong Rinpoche was born in 1974 in Arunchal Pradesh, India. At the age of 19, he was recognized by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa as the 10th incarnation of Lama Zang. Rinpoche has received teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, the previous Kyabje Ga Rinpoche, the late Kyabje Sengdrak Rinpoche and Kyabje Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche Ngawang Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso. He completed his studies in the Mahayana Sutras and Tantras and has gone through many years of retreat on the Kalachakra Yidam. He is the Abbot of the Drukpa Lineage Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Jamme Lhachok Rinpoche

Kyabje Jamme Lhachok Rinpoche from Nangchen, Kham, is one of the revered yogis of the Drukpa Lineage. Despite the difficult circumstance, after receiving the necessary instructions from the late Trulshik Adeu Rinpoche, he entered into 7 long years of solitary retreat, putting the instructions into practice. In his own informal manner, Lhachok Rinpoche often exemplifies the way of simple living through non-fabricated sincerity and genuine concern for others. With limited resources, Lhachok Rinpoche decided to undertake the initiative to launch the first Drukpa Monlam in Kham in the summer of 2006, with the motivation to revive and support the 800 over years’ legacy of the Drukpa Lineage. In this respect, fulfilling the wishes of all the forefathers of the Dragon Order, Lhachok Rinpoche genuinely becomes one of the important pillars of the Drukpa Lineage, sustaining the spiritual legacy and realizing the spiritual motivation to help others through aspiration prayers and activities.

For more information about Kyabje Jamme Lhachok Rinpoche and his activities, please visit Rinpoche's official website: www.drukpajamme.org

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Kunga Rinpoche

Kyabje Kunga Rinpoche is the reincarnation of a great yogi from Lahaul (Garsha) in the Himalayan India, who was a direct disciple of Drubwang Shakya Shri, one of the most renowned yogis of the Drukpa Lineage in the last century. He spent the whole of his later life in a retreat at the holy Drilbu Mountain revered as the abode of Chakrasamvara, where Gyalwa Gotsangpa, one of the greatest yogis of the Drukpa Lineage in 13th century, meditated and practiced. At this holy site, he constructed an assembly hall, a house for yogic practices and a monks’ residence. Among all of these disciples, many arose as accomplished masters with perfected experience and realization. The second Kunga Rinpoche took rebirth as the son of his predecessor’s chief attendant. He had received all the teachings, trainings, vows and empowerments of the Drukpa Lineage from His Holiness Je Khenpo Kuenlay in Bhutan, thereafter he completed the traditional three-year retreat. His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa has also been personally training Kunga Rinpoche. He will soon be returning to Lahaul, to carry on the legacy left behind by his predecessor, continuing to lead others on the spiritual path to enlightenment.

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Chogga Rinpoche

The 10th Kyabje Chogga Rinpoche was born to Lodrue Gyaltshen and Kunzang Choedron in Nangchen in 1981. From his earliest years, he was destined to become an exceptional being, possessing superior spiritual qualities and abilities. The late Kyabje Adeu Rinpoche recognized him as the 10th Dorje Namkya Mipham Dongyud Tenpei Nyima's reincarnation, and placed him on the elevated, golden throne of everlastingness when he was seven years old. From that time he started to learn reading and writing, as well as many of the Drukpa sect’s rituals and disciplines.

When Kyabje Chogga Rinpoche reached the age of fourteen, he received several empowerments. The first was the Mahamudra, the second, he received empowerment of the Six Yoga of Naropa from the root guru Kyabje Adeu Rinpoche. Third, he received also the empowerments of the Drukpa doctrines. All these empowerments, whose true nature and meaning he realized and practiced in a three years retreat. In addition, he received complete initiation and transmission of the Drukpa Lineage, which he has also practiced and mastered. Because of Kyabje Chogga Rinpoche’s immense compassion, he has taken the responsibility of reconstructing the monastery for devotees and other sentient beings.

He has received new practitioners such as monks and students and supports them in their livelihoods. Besides taking the responsibilities of reconstructing the monastery and building accommodation for the monks, Kyabje Chogga Rinpoche has built a school for the children from surrounding areas and he is continually taking responsibility for the well-being and alleviation of the suffering of all sentient beings.

The above was taken from Kyabje Chogga Rinpoche's official website: www.chogga.org

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Khamdag Trulku Jigme Tenzin Wangpo

Khamdrak Trulku Jigme Tenzin Wangpo was born in 1988 in Thiksay, Ladakh in India. He is currently studying in Tango Buddhist University in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

He is appointed as one of the Deputy Chairman of the 6th ADC by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa.

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Jigme Thabkhe Rinpoche

Biography will be available in due course.

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Chozang Lhamo (Tulku)

Biography will be available in due course.