Neten Chokling Pema Gyurme

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Neten Chokling Pema Gyurme

Neten Chokling Pema Gyurme (Wyl. gnas brtan mchog gling padma 'gyur med), the Third Neten Chokling (1928-1974) — the immediate reincarnation of Neten Ngedön Drubpe Dorje (1873?-1927), Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa's tulku who resided at Neten Monastery. He was recognized by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö. He studied extensively with Jamyang Khyentse and with Palpung Situ Pema Wangchok Gyalpo. He was the father of Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche, Khyentse Yeshe Rinpoche and Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. He was responsible for establishing the refugee settlement in Bir and established the new Chokling Monastery there.

At the age of 47 he had an accident on the road from Delhi and died instantly from a skull fracture. Later he revived, took a long breath and then passed away. It was on the 19th day of the twelfth month. Unknown to anyone, he had left a letter of advice. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Khamtrul Rinpoche Dongyü Nyima, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Dzongnor Rinpoche and others were invited to come and perform the cremation ceremonies. A golden stupa, studded with jewels and decorated with many precious metals was made in his memory. It contains his relics and was placed in the temple in Bir.

His reincarnation, the Fourth Neten Chokling Rinpoche, was born in Bhutan in 1973/4.

Further Reading

  • Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Blazing Splendor: The Memoirs of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (Boudhanath, Hong Kong, Esby: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2005), Ch. 37, 'The Chokling of Neten'.
  • Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche, The Life of Chokgyur Lingpa, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2000, pages 39-45.

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