Brief History of Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery

Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery is a Buddhist monastery of the Nyingma tradition, one of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Our original monastery was situated in the western region of the Tibetan plateau, in an area called Ngari which is located near the Nepalese border. It is one of the main Nyingma monasteries which continues to carry on the religious tradition of Khragthung Dudjom Lingpa (1835-1904).

H.E. Pema Rigtsal Rinpoche

H.E. Pema Rigtsal Rinpoche was born on September 17, 1963. His father was the Second Degyal Rinpoche (Pema Jigme Namgyal) and mother, Kyama Tshering. At the age of three he was recognized as the reincarnation of “Chimed Rinpoche” who was an emanation of the Great Indian Siddha ‘Padampa Sangye’ and also spiritual head of the renowned Shedphel Ling Monastery in Ngari, Tibet, by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche (The Head of the Nyingma Sect of Tibetan Buddhism) and Ling Rinpoche (The Great Tutor of H.H. the Dalai Lama). His main enthronement ceremony was held at the Shedphel Ling Monastery at Mongod, India, which was overseen by Ven. Pema Kundol Rinpoche in 1977.

Latest Programs

Latest Events

The schedule for H.E. Pema Rigtsal Rinpoche has crystallized and you are most welcome at the following events.  Space is a bit limited on the Wednesday events but the Boulder Bookstore talk is accessible to all.

Rinpoche is one of the most important authors in the Dudjom Tersar tradition and is also deeply connected with the Longchen Nyingtik.

You will find more information about Rinpoche in the bottom of this email.

Monday, February 26th

  1. 6:00pm: Rinpoche arrives Denver Airport
    Anyone welcome to come to airport to greet Rinpoche

Tuesday Feb 27th

  1. Public EventBoulder Book Store, 6:30 Evening public talk on Rinpoche’s book The Great Secret of Mind
    Website page for the event is HERE
    Eventbrite ticket link is HERE {Please register}
    Facebook page for the event is HERE

 Wednesday, Feb 28th

  1. 10:00am-12pm: Longchenpa’s Seven Treasuries: Their special qualities and blessings
    This event is at a home in Niwot.
    Space is limited, so please fill out the following and details will be sent: Event (but space very limited): Evening talk at Tsadra Foundation.  5:00-7:00pm
    Rinpoche will be teaching on the short text Instructions for Chögyal, Dudjom Lingpa’s Approach to Shamatha
    Details/registration link to come ponce capacity is clearer

Thursday, February 29th

  1. 9:30: Rinpoche departs Denver Airport
    Anyone welcome to see Rinpoche off

The following is an excerpt from a short biography of him by Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche which is included in Tulku Rinpoche’s book The Great Secret of Mind: Special Instructions on Nonduality in Dzogchen.

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