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Golden Kathok Nyingma Lineage
The Kathok Nyingma Lineage is analogic
to the essence of the refinest of gold. In the centuries
of Kathok's history, there have been a total of 123 accomplished
masters from the time of the Kathok Great founder Tampa
the 80th Throne-holder Kathok
Tai Situ Chokyi Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Situ Rinpoche's students,
include the great Khenpo Lei Xia Deng, Jamyang Khyentse
Chokyi Lodro Rinpoche, Geze Rinpoche, Deng Be Namjia
Rinpoche, great Khenpo Gyaltsen Ozer and other great
From the great Khenpo Gyaltsen Ozer Rinpoche,
the Holy Throne-holder of Kathok was passed on to Mocha
Rinpoche and Dimed Shing Kyong Rinpoche, the 83rd Throne-holder
Now, the glorious seat of the Kathok Nyingma
Lineage is occupied by the H.H. Lhoga Rinpoche as the 84th
Supreme Throne-holder of Kathok.
From the great Guru Padmasambhava, the
H.H. Lhoga Rinpoche would be considered as the 99th Absolute
Lineage-holder of the Nyingma Tradition.
H.H. Lhoga Rinpoche
Nyingma Kathok 84th Lineage Throne Holder
Presently, many rinpoches from the main
Kathok Monastery are diligently spreading the Kathok Nyingma's
Teachings of Lord Buddha for the benefit of mother sentient
beings everywhere and are duly recognised through the precious
instructions of the:
Khenpo Jamyang and other great masters
noble Dimed Shing Kyong Rinpoche
Yang Tulku and so on.
Father of Kathok Monastery H.H.
H.H. Yanpa Sherap Gyaltsen (Karma)
Nyingma Kathok 85th Lineage Throne Holder
However, owing to
the great number of affiliated monasteries of Kathok, it
is virtually impossible to list out of all the great masters.
Nevertheless, accomplished prominent masters
of Kathok who propagated the Dharma overseas are as follows:
..Bairo Tulku Rinpoche
brother of H.H. the Mocha Rinpoche; the father of the present
H.H. Gyalwang Drukchen Rinpoche, the supreme head of the
Drukpa Kagyu Tradition)
Tai Situ Rinpoche
..Yanpan Sherap Gyaltsen
(the present 85th Kathok Lineage Throne
Holder, - previous life was Xire Jiangcan, one of the 3
Immediate Enlightened Ones.)
Tulku Rinpoche ..
Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
Wei Yin Tulku and other
likewise noble masters.
Kathok Monastery at present
For hundreds of years, the Kathok Nyingmapas
had monasteries all over Tibet, Bhutan, India, Sikim, Mongolia
as well as China. During the ancient times, there were over 300
monasteries but many were in ruins.
However, thanks to diligent reconstruction efforts in recent
years, there are now a total of 130 monasteries still existing.
The great Khenpo Gyaltsen Ozer; Mocha Rinpoche; Kyong Jung
Rinpoche as well as H.H. Lhoga Rinpoche have been incessantly
working hard to revive the once extremely vibrant Kathok
Tradition. They rebuild many Kathok holy temples, monasteries,
Buddhist colleges and meditation retreat centers.
In particular, they oversee the reconstruction of the magnificently
spectacular holy mandala of the Auspicious Copper-Coloured
Mountain, the Pure-land of Padmasambhava, so that it would
once again be a holy place for everyone everywhere.
H.H. Kyong Jung Rinpoche
one of the Greatest Living Buddha in Kathok
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