Nima Tsering Rinpoche

Nima Tsering Rinpoche

Nima Tsering Rinpoche

Born in 1961, Nima Tser­ing Rin­poche entered HH Penor Rinpoche’s Nam­drol­ing Monastery in south India at age 8. Dili­gently study­ing all areas of Bud­dhist knowl­edge, his mind was ripened through teach­ing and trans­mis­sions from the great­est Nyingma mas­ters of the time: HH Penor Rin­poche, HH Dilgo Khyentse Rin­poche, HH Cha­tral Rin­poche, HH Dodrupchen Rin­poche, HH Tak­lung Tsetrul Rin­poche, and many oth­ers. Nima Rin­poche was soon appointed as chöpon (rit­ual mas­ter) for the monastery, and then com­pleted the nine-year cur­ricu­lum in higher Bud­dhist stud­ies at Namdroling’s renowned Ngagyur Nyingmapa Institute.

Upon grad­u­a­tion, Nima Rin­poche served for five years as head of Tsechu Monastery in Dar­jeel­ing, leav­ing this post to honor HH Penor Rinpoche’s wish that he enter the tra­di­tional three-year, three-month med­i­ta­tion retreat. Com­plet­ing the retreat in 2002, Penor Rin­poche con­ferred upon him the title of Vajracharya, indi­cat­ing his inner mas­tery of the prac­tice. Since that time, Nima Rin­poche has divided his time between fur­ther long-term retreats—specializing on the prac­tice of Vajrak­i­laya as well as many other aspects of Ratna Lingpa’s rev­e­la­tion cycle—and serv­ing as abbot at Palyul tem­ples in Taiwan.

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