Rigzin Dorjee Rinpoche /持明金剛仁波切/
Rigzin Dorjee Rinpoche is a contemporary nyingma master, founder and head of the Nyingma Institute, Gangtok, Sikkim, India and the Nyingma Retreat Center, Martam, Sikkim, India, and a main student of Chatral Rinpoche.
Birth and Family
Rigzin Dorjee Rinpoche was born in 1954.
At the age of fifteen, he was ordained monk and studied at the Higher Buddhist Institute in Varanasi, India. He graduated with the degree of “Acharya”, master in philosophy.
Over the years, Rigzin Dorjee Rinpoche studied with the following masters:
- Chatral Rinpoche
- Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
- Dudjom Rinpoche
- Gelug Khenpo Tsultrim
- Kaguth Khenpo Khasdrup
- Khenpo Jampa Donyoe
- Khenpo Wanglo
- Penor Rinpoche
- Khenpo Dawé Özer
- Sakya Khenpo Rinchen
Rigzin Dorjee Rinpoche is the founder and head of the Nyingma Institute, Gangtok, Sikkim, India and the Nyingma Retreat Center, Martam, Sikkim, India.
In 1998, Rigzin Dorjee Rinpoche founded Longchen Nyingtik Institute, USA. He has also taught extensively in institutions, universities and other Buddhist centers in Bhutan, Nepal, India, Canada, the Netherlands and USA.
Today, Rigzin Dorjee Rinpoche is one of the main lineage holder of the Rigdzin Sokdrup tradition.
- Most of the information are based on the official biography founded on the website of the Nyingma Institute Taktse Education.