Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche
The second son of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet in 1953. He was recognized by the Karmapa as the fourth reincarnation of the great 19th-century treasure revealer Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa.
He studied at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim and received transmissions of the entire Nyingma lineage from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Dudjom Rinpoche.
He lives at Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling, one of the largest monasteries in Nepal, where he serves as vajra master, presiding over the Vajrayana rituals for the living and dead.
He is a tertön and lay practitioner with a wife and four children. His oldest son, Phakchok Rinpoche, is an important Taklung Kagyü tulku, while his youngest, Yangsi Rinpoche, is the reincarnation of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Chokling Rinpoche often visits Gomde to teach and give empowerments. He is appreciated for his clear and direct style. With his calm and lovingly serious charisma, he instantly conveys the noble qualities and precious teachings of the Dharma.