Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche
Born in 1970, Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche is the reincarnation of the Fourth Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche of Ju Mohor Monastery in Tibet. He was trained in the Rigdzin lineage, and undertook a three-year retreat at Yachen Orgyen Samten Chöling (Yachen Gar) in Tibet, under the guidance of Lama Akhyuk Rinpoche, one of his root teachers.
At the age of eighteen, he was formally enthroned as the Fifth Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche and abbot of Ju Mohor Monastery. His education continued at the university centre of Larung Gar at Sertar, where he studied under Khenpo Jikme Phuntsok Rinpoche. After graduating as a khenpo, he returned to Ju Mohor to teach.
During this time, Rinpoche also received many empowerments, oral transmissions and pith instructions from the Nyingma kama and terma traditions from Penor Rinpoche, Khenpo Pema Tsewang, Gyangkhang Tulku, Khenpo Chökhyap, Trulshik Rinpoche and Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche. He also received several teachings on Secret Mantrayana from Ngor Luding Khenchen.
In 2001, Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche had an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India. His Holiness advised him to travel to the West. Rinpoche was later invited to visit New Zealand, where he gathered a group of students to form the Rigdzin Bumtsog Trust. Rinpoche has since travelled and taught in the UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Singapore, Nepal and Australia.