Tsangsar Tulku, Karma Tekchok Nyima
An introduction by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Chimey Dorje was a lama of the Tsangsar family who upheld
the victory banner of the Buddhadharma in the famous Tibetan province
of Nangchen. His oldest son was Pejik and after him came I, Tulku Urgyen
My father Rinpoche, Chimey Dorje's monastery was Tsangsar Lhalam Gon.
The son of the just mentioned Pejik is known as Gyurmey Dorje, and his
son is Tulku Karma Tekchok Nyima, the fourth reincarnation.
The first incarnation of these four was Ngakgyu Dargye Gyatso from the
Choling Gon monastery. The second incarnation was known as Potrul. His
reincarnation was Ngawang Drakpa Rinpoche. The fourth, his reincarnation,
is the present Tulku Karma Tekchok Nyima.
This fourth incarnation has responsibility of taking care of both Tsangsar
Lhalam Gon with 80 monks and his own Choling Gon monastery with 70 monks.
Having received empowerments, reading-transmissions and instructions
from the Nyingma tradition including the New
Treasures, Tulku Karma Tekchok Nyima has not only studied, reflected
and meditated on these, but also remained in the traditional retreat
lasting three years and three fortnights. He is renowned for aiming
all his activities at assisting the Buddhadharma and sentient beings.
At the occasion of his visit to my monastery Ka-Nying
Shedrub Ling in Nepal, this introduction was written by Tulku Urgyen
Rinpoche on the 29th of October, 1995.
Grandson of Tsangsar Chimey
Older brother of Tsepak