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H.H. Drubwang Tsori Dechen Rinpoche

His Holiness Drubwang (Tib. གྲུབ་དབང་, a title literally meaning “master among meditation masters”) Tsori Dechen Rinpoche is a distinguished teacher of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and an important lineage holder of the revealed teachings called Longchen Nyingthig.

In his third year he was recognised by H.H. Penor Rinpoche (1932-2009) as an incarnation of the great Yogi Tsori Dechen Rinpoche of Chamdo in Eastern Tibet. With seven years Rinpoche entered Namdröling Monastery in Indian Karnataka state, where he successfully completed the monastic education curriculum and became one of the principal disciples of H.H. Penor Rinpoche, at that time the principal head of the Nyingma lineage. In his studies Rinpoche emphasized Buddhist meditation, philosophy and traditional Tibetan medicine. According to the wishes of H.H. Penor Rinpoche he teaches Buddhism in the U.S.A as well as in  many countries all over the world.

H.H. Penor Rinpoche

Rinpoche raises three kids together with his wife Khandro Karzang Drölma. Their  son Tulku Samdrub Dorje Rinpoche, also known as Shema Terchen Rinpoche, was enthroned in June 2018 as the reincarnation of the Tertön Chojung Lingpa. The intronization was conducted by H.E. Tertön Namkha Drime Rinpoche, the main lineage holder of the Ripa lineage and one of the few authentic tertöns alive.

H.H. Tsori Dechen Rinpoche with his son

Rinpoche has built monasteries in Mainpat, India and Pharping, Nepal. He guides his disciples and their meditation centers all over the world. His main humanitarian goal is to support the 150.000 Tibetan refugees living in Indian refuge camps. He is regularly invited to give speeches at international Buddhist conferences. Rinpoche passed on 5. Nov. 2021 after few days of Thugdam, a deep state of meditation. We are very much looking forward to meeting him in his new incarnation soon.