Ven. Tenga Rinpoche & Chokling Tersar

The special connection between His Eminence Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche in his present incarnation goes back to the time of Chokling Rinpoche‘s father Kabje Urgyen Tulku Rinpoche. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Tenga Rinpoche acted alternately as each other’s dharma teacher and student, and were close and dearest friends at the same time.


Tulku Urgyen was an extraordinary Dzogchen Master and the main lineage holder of the Chokling Tersars. He was also one H.H. the 16 Karmapa’s gurus. The Chokling Tersar lineage is strongly connected with the Karma Kagyu lineage, thus a lot of practices from the Tersar are nowadays „standard repertoire“ of the Karma Kagyu lineage. It was Tulku Urgyen himself who transferred the heart essence of the Chokling Tersar to Tenga Rinpoche, whereupon Tenga Rinpoche asked Chokling Rinpoche in 1996 to bestow the complete Chokling Tersar empowerment cycle at the Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling monastery in Kathmandu. The ceremonies lasted several months, and thousands of people received the blessings during that time.


Chokling Rinpoche recalls this event in his book „Lotus Ocean“ (edited by Ka Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery 2000, P.63) as follows:

„The most precious master, Tenga Rinpoche, a very rare master indeed – learned, honorable and noble – who has reached perfection in learning, reflection and meditation, expressed an incomparable devotion for Chogyur Lingpa`s Terma tradition. It honestly scared me to take the position of vajra master in his presence, be placed on a lofty throne and go through the motions of empowerments and reading transmissions. All the while, he honored this tradition by painstakingly and selflessly providing every possible requirement for the ceremonies“.


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His Eminence Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche is the fourth incarnation of the Terton Chogyur Lingpa who has revealed the complete Chokling Tersar centuries after Guru Rinpoche had hidden this treasure.


Moreover, Tenga Rinpoche asked Chokling Rinpoche in his last will to preside over a part of Rinpoche’s cremation ceremony, and Tenga Rinpoche has invited Chokling Rinpoche’s wife Seymo Dechen Pandron shortly before his parinirvana, and they meditated together.


Due to this strong connection we are extremely happy and look forward to welcoming Rinpoche in Cologne, and we cordially invite you to take part in the events and to receive the blessing of his transmission lineage.

Dharma House Benchen Tashi Ling e.V.




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