Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche was born in 1932 in the Dergé region of Kham. Among the masters with whom he studied was Shedrup Tenpé Nyima, the reincarnation of Nyoshul Lungtok. From him, he received the teachings of Longchen Nyingtik and particularly The Great Oral Lineage of Pith Instructions (Mengak Nyengyü Chenmo) of Dzogpachenpo. This became Khenpo’s special lineage, and he passed these teachings on to a few close disciples, as well as to a number of the greatest masters and lineage holders of his time. He wrote a definitive History of the Dzogchen Nyingtik, containing the biographies of the lineage masters, and a remarkable collection of poetic songs of realization.