Dzogchen Ponlop Konchok Tenpe Nyima
The fifth Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche was born into the family of Gyakong. His father's name was Gyakong Palden and Dzogchen Khenpo Shenga Rinpoche was also born into the Gyakong family. The fifth Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche was recognized and enthroned by the Fifth Dzogchen Rinpoche, Thubten Chokyi Dorje. He was fully trained in buddhist philosophy, meditation and other vajrayana buddhist practices, and spent most of his life in retreat in Pema Thang, Lotus Field, near Dzogchen Monastery. He passed into parinirvana in his early thirties.