Students of Dudjom Rinpoche

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A very rare photo of Dudjom Rinpoche

The following are among the most important students of Dudjom Rinpoche and holders of the Dudjom Tersar lineage (in alphabetical order):

  1. Akhyuk Rinpoche
  2. Ani Kunzang[1]
  3. Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche
  4. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
  5. Chatral Sangye Dorje
  6. Chhoje Rinpoche
  7. Chonyi Rinpoche
  8. Choying Wangpo[2]
  9. Dawa Chödak Rinpoche
  10. Dekyong Yeshe Wangmo
  11. Delog Dawa Drolma
  12. Dola Tulku Jigme Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
  13. Doring Tulku
  14. Dhongthog Rinpoche
  15. Drodul Dorje Tendzin
  16. Drubwang Adzin Rinpoche [3]
  17. Dungse Garab Rinpoche
  18. Dzogchen Rinpoche
  19. Dzongnang Rinpoche
  20. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
  21. Gen Rigsang Dorje Rinpoche
  22. Gojo Orgyen Chemchok
  23. Golok Serta Rinpoche
  24. Gönpo Tseten Rinpoche
  25. Gyatrul Rinpoche
  26. Jigme Chöying Norbu
  27. Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche
  28. Jigme Tromge Rinpoche
  29. Katok Ontrul Rinpoche[4]
  30. Khandro Pema Dechen
  31. Katok Situ Chökyi Nyima
  32. Khandroma Kunzang Wangmo
  33. Khenchen Tsewang Rigdzin
  34. Khenpo Achö
  35. Khenpo Dawé Özer
  36. Khenpo Karpo
  37. Khenpo Palden Sherab
  38. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal
  39. Khenpo Tsöndrü
  40. Kunzang Dechen Lingpa
  41. Kunzang Dorje Rinpoche
  42. Khetsün Zangpo Rinpoche
  43. Lama Chimed_Namgyal
  44. Lama Chime Rinpoche
  45. Lama Ghonpo Tenzin Rinpoche[5]
  46. Lama Gyamtso
  47. Lama Jamphel Sherap Rinpoche
  48. Lama Jangchub Rinpoche[6]
  49. Lama Karpo[7]
  50. Lama Konchok Jungney
  51. Lama Kunzang Dorjee Rinpoche[8]
  52. Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche
  53. Lama Pema Longdrol
  54. Lama Pema Tsewang
  55. Lama Nagpo Pema Wangchen[9]
  56. Lama Rigdzin Phuntsok
  57. Lama Rinchen Phuntsok
  58. Lama Sherap Dorje Rinpoche
  59. Lama Sonam Tsering Gyaltsen
  60. Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
  61. Lama Thupten Phuntsog Rinpoche
  62. Lama Yeshi Phuntsok
  63. Lama Thikchok Dorjee[10]
  64. Lopön Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche
  65. Lopön Jigme Thutop Namgyal
  66. Lopön Nikula
  67. Minling Chung Rinpoche
  68. Minling Trichen Rinpoche
  69. Namdrol Gyatso
  70. Ngagpa Gyaltsen Tulku[11]
  71. Namtrul Rinpoche
  72. Pema Lhatso[12]
  73. Pema Wangyal Rinpoche
  74. Pegyal Lingpa (1924 -1988)[13]
  75. Rahor Khenpo Tupten
  76. Raya Tulku[14]
  77. Rigzin Dorjee Rinpoche
  78. Sangyum Kamala
  79. Sangyum Kusho Tseten Yudron
  80. Sangyum Rigdzin Wangmo
  81. Samdrup Rinpoche
  82. Second Degyal Rinpoche
  83. Semo Dechen Yudron
  84. Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche
  85. Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche
  86. Shiva Rinpoche
  87. Soktse Rinpoche
  88. Sogyal Rinpoche
  89. Spiti Tulku
  90. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche
  91. Tam Shek-Wing (b.1935)
  92. Tare Lhamo
  93. Tarthang Tulku
  94. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
  95. Thubten Chökyi Dawa
  96. Togden Kunzang Longrol
  97. Trulshik Pawo Dorje
  98. Trulshik Rinpoche
  99. Tsokhang Choktrul Tsewang Dorje
  100. Tulku Dawa Rinpoche
  101. Tulku Jigme[15]
  102. Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok
  103. Tulku Pema Rigtsal
  104. Tulku Pema Yeshe
  105. Tulku Rangdrol Rinpoche
  106. Tulku Theglo Rinpoche
  107. Tulku Thondup Rinpoche
  108. Tulshuk Lingpa
  109. Wangdor Rinpoche
  110. Wöngtsang Chime Dorje
  111. Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche
  112. Yeshe Sangpo Rinpoche
  113. Yolmo Lama Dawa[16]
  114. Yonphula rinpoche, Jigme Tenzin
  115. Zhichen Ontrul Rinpoche

Notes

  1. Ani Kunzang is the consort of the late Lama Chime Rinpoche. Still in residence in Durpin, at Zangdok Palri Monastery (Kalimpong, India), she is a senior student of Dudjom Rinpoche and has been his personal attendant many years ago. Ani Kuzang is a very strong practitioner and lama and now leads a group of female practitioners in Durpin.
  2. Choying Wangpo was born in karnali zone, mugu village in 1900. He began to learn reading, writing and Buddhist texts, and received his upasaka (vows), as a child from his root teacher Lama Karma Gyaltsen. He continued advanced training in Vajrayana. He received numerous initiations and oral transmissions from his root guru as well as from Dudjom Rinpoche, Golok Serta Rinpoche, one of the main disciples of Dujom Lingpa and Thangdom Lama. After he completed his of study on Vajrayana, he began to meditate and practiced continuously in various places in the Himalayan region. His final meditation place is in Khawalung, Mugu. There he meditated deeply, profoundly and practiced the secret dharma of Dzogchen. When he received the power of Dzogchen dharma he was able to communicate and receive teachings from beings from the three other realms of existence . After about 25 years in meditation, at the age of 87, he passed away from this realm in Khawalung with many auspicious signs and his body stayed in a state of meditation for three days.
  3. Drubwang Adzin Rinpoche aka 'Ritrual Rigdzin Choegyal Rinpoche or Ripa Chogtrul Rigdzin Choegyal (1933-1997) received a vast array of ripening and liberating teachings from Nyagrong Tertön Jigme Chojung Lingpa, Dudjom Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Shechen Kongtrul, Tokden Shakya Shri’s son Pakchok Dorje , as well as Apho Rinpoche Ngawang Yeshe Rangdrol and others.
  4. Katok Ontrul Rinpoche went to India during the times of trouble. At first, he served as a professor at the Tibetan Institute og Higher Studies in Varanasi. Later, he moved to the refugee settlement near Dehra Dun, where were gathered the people following the Katok Monastery tradition. Katok Ontrul Rinpoche became the assistant of Dudjom Rinpoche in the 1960's, and the head lama of Kathok Monastery. He became a well-known yogi from Buthan, and passed away recently amids signs of realization. First he announced he was going to rest, and he then secluded himself. He died shortly after. When his body was discovered, it had begun to shrink, and lights appeared. After the cremation, relics were found.
  5. Ghonpo Tenzin Rinpoche aka Lama Tsarak Gombu Tenzing Rinpoche was a senior disciple of Dudjom Rinpoche. He passed away way in Bhutan, on 20th September 2015 at 97 years old. His body was cremated at Zangdhok Palri Monastery (Kalimpong, India).
  6. Lama Jangchub La is a senior direct student of Dudjom Rinpoche and one of the main lamas of Zangdokpalri Monastery. He is one of the four Ngakpas who stayed in Zangdokpalri monastery since Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche moved from this place. He is a very humble man, living with his family near the monastery
  7. Lama Karpo, Tshewang Dorje (1917-1972) was one of the most exceptional Dzogchen masters of the 20th century, and a direct student of Tokden Shakya Shri and of Dudjom Rinpoche. He settled in Yongphula, Bhutan, and spread widely the Dudjom Tersar lineage in Bhutan.
  8. Lama Kunzang Dorje Rinpoche is the Head Lama of the Jangsa Dechen Choling Monastery in Kalimpong , India. He also heads two monasteries in Kurteo Lhuentse , Eastern Bhutan , and one in Gelephu in Southern Bhutan. Born in 1970 into the sacred Nyo lineage, Rinpoche's father, Lama Pema Longdrol, was a lineage holder and a heart disciple of H.H. Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, the Head of the Nyingma School. Lama Kunzang Dorjee Rinpoche is a cousin of H.H. the Je Khenpo, who is the Head of the Southern Drukpa School and Head Lama of Bhutan. Lama Kunzang Dorjee Rinpoche holds the spiritual lineages of the Dudjom Tersar and of the Longchen Nyingthig traditions. He speaks and teaches in excellent English. From his first days, he received the blessings of many great lamas and as a boy, he received many important empowerments and transmissions from H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche in person. Rinpoche's father, Lama Pema Longdrol, gave him many teachings and transmissions, including the detailed instructions on the tantric deity of Vajrakilaya. He has been blessed to receive Dzogchen and other teachings from Kyabje Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche and from H.H. Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche.
  9. Lama Nagpo Pema Wangchen (Wyl. bla ma nag po Padma dbang chen) was a renowned master of the Dudjom Tersar lineage from Bhutan, and a direct student of Dudjom Rinpoche. One of his student is Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche, who received tsalung teachings from him.
  10. Lama Thikchok Dorjee, also known as Yana Vajra (Skt. Paramayanavajra), was a disciple of Degyal Rinpoche of Namkha Chung Dzong Monastery, near Mount Kailash in Tibet. He practised under Degyal Rinpoche for over thirty years. In addition to completing 1,200,000 prostrations during his lifetime, he also completed practice trips twice during his lifetime to the one hundred and eight famous charnel grounds of India, Nepal and Tibet. After the death and parinirvana of Degyal Rinpoche, Lama Thikchok Dorjee and his wife Sherab Yeshe Zangmo both travelled to Kongpo on several occasions to receive teachings from Dudjom Rinpoche. Sherab Yeshe Zangmo completed twelve years of retreat under the guidance of her husband.
  11. Gyaltsen Tulku Rinpoche was a disciple of Dudjom Rinpoche and of Lama Sönam Zangpo
  12. Pema Lhatso was a Tröma Nakmo practitioner from Pemakö who married Lama Sherap Dorje Rinpoche. Lopön Jigme Thutop Namgyal is her son.
  13. Pegyal Lingpa aka Pedgyal Lingpa (1924 -1988) was a contemporary Tertön from Tibet who settled later in Buthan. He became a close student of Dudjom Rinpoche, and was also very close to Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche.
  14. Raya Tulku was the reincarnation of Gechag Tsangyant Gyamtso, a renowed crazy wisdom yogi of the late 19th century.
  15. Tulku Jigme (d.2015) was a student of Dudjom Rinpoche and the son of Gojo Orgyen Chemchok. He passed away in 2015 in Lhasa, Tibet. (Source: Post on Facebook of Ewam Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, Oct. 22nd, 2015).
  16. Yölmo Lama Dawa was a student of Dudjom Rinpochee in Nepal. He did a retreat in the center founded by Chatral Rinpoche in Yangleshö, the secret land of Guru Rinpoche.