The monastery of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche situates to the north-west of Kathmandu, on a beautiful hilltop facing to the east. Trulshik Rinpoche is one of the senior-most masters of the Tibetan Buddhism tradition and the head of the Nyingma schools, and one of the teachers of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Trulshik Rinpoche was also the holder of the Great Perfection (Dzogchen) and the rare teachings of which he regularly transmits the Dalai Lama. Trulshik Rinpoche was born in 1924, in a place called Yardrok Taklung, in central Tibet. At a very young age, he gets recognized as the reincarnation of the great tertön Do-ngak Lingpa and regarded as the emanation of other major masters of Tibet and India.
After leaving Tibet in 1959, following the Chinese occupation of Tibet, he founded the Thubten Chöling monastery in the Sherpa Land of Solu Khumbu region, to north-eastern Nepal, and lived most of his time there. The Thubten Chöling is renowned as one of the foremost centres for the monastic traditions of the Nyingma schools.
In 2004, Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche initiated two important projects: a new monastery in the valley of Kathmandu, and a monastic institute in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha.
Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche passed away on September 2, 2011, at his monastery in Kathmandu. His enshrined holy body is in the monastery of Solu Khumbu, at Thubten Chöling, and it is open to the devotees for homage.
His reincarnation, or Yangsi, Ngawang Tendzin Lodrö Rabsel was born in Kathmandu on July 25, 2013, and recognized in 2015. He was born in the family of father Lama Ngawang Jigdrel Chokyi Wongchuk and mother Ogyen Drolma. The reincarnated Rinpoche’s auspicious hair cutting, and enthronement completed on the date of May 29, 2018, on the full moon day of Saga Dawa, the month of occurrence of three most sacred deeds of the Buddha.
Nearby the monastery of Kathmandu is a great monastery for nuns. The nunnery is home to the nuns from Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and Ladakh. One can pay a visit to both monsters in a single trip.
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