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Longchen Nyingtik


Longchen Nyingtik is promulgated by 18th century Buddhist master, Jigme Lingpa, who was also a terton (treasure revealer). The Longchen Nyingtik eventually became the most famous and widely practiced cycle of Dzogchen teachings. It is the most profound teaching in Nyingma sect. Khenpo Jigme Puntsok said, Longchen Nyingtik Dzogchen is the Heart Essence of Vast Expanse of "Lonchenpa Seven Treasures" and "Commentary on the Four Immeasurably Great Catalysts of Being". This teaching compiles the core and essence of the Longchen Nyingtik and has become the essential teaching in Tibet.

H.H Thug Yishyin Norbu Rinpoche

Lineage Guru

His Holiness Thubga Yishyin Norbu, also known as Tupten Chopel (1886-1957) - an important student of Khenpo Yönga and Orgyen Tenzin Norbu who followed in the footsteps of Patrul Rinpoche.

Tupten Chopel studied myriad source texts and pith instructions of the Early Translation School, such as the teachings on mind teaching. In particular, from Khenchen Yonten Gyatso, the extraordinary master of his buddha family, Tupten Chopel received the earlier and later cycles of the secret Nyingtik teachings of the Dzogchen approach, as well as teachings on the most majestic tantra, and other cycles, receiving these as experiential transmissions based on the oral instructions of the lord of the dharma Paltrül Rinpoche. He put these teachings into practice and experienced the enlightened intent that is the ultimate lineage.

He was renowned for his great scholarship, especially in relation to the Guhyagarbha Tantra, his contribution to the flourishing of the monastic tradition, and his realization of the Dzogchen teachings.


Some of his most important students were: H.E Khenchen Rigtsal Dorje Rinpoche, Khenpo Jikmé Phuntsok, Gonpo Tseten Rinpoche, Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche and the Sixth Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jikdral Changchub Dorje.

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H.E Khenchen Rigtsal Dorje Rinpoche

Root Teacher

H.E. Khenchen Rigsal Dorje was one of the great Dzogchen masters of Eastern Tibet in recent times. His root teacher was H.H Khenpo Thubga Yishyin Norbu, who was also the root teacher of H.H Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche.

After spending several years with H.H Khenpo Thubga Yishyin Norbu, he returned to Ju Mohor. There he remained, practicing meditation and teaching for the rest of his life. He was renowned for his teaching on Gyu Sangwa Nyingpo (Guhyagarbha Tantra) - the inner tantra category of the Mahayoga cycle of the Nyingma tradition.

Khenchen Rigsal Dorje was in lighting in 1995. He was marked by a series of remarkable events. The culmination of which was after his cremation, when two statues were all that remained in his ashes, one of Vajrakilaya and the other of Vajradhara. These are now situated in Khenchen Rigsal Dorje's old room at Ju Mohor.

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