Choegon Rinpoche (name in wylie)
H.E. Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche's brief biography:
The successive reincarnations of Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche are considered to be very important spiritual masters of the Drukpa lineage, a Tibetan Buddhist tradition founded by the first Gyalwang Drukpa Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje (1161 - 1211) who was revered as the authentic reincarnation of the great Indian saint Naropa (1016-1100). The first Choegon Rinpoche was not only a disciple of the famed omniscient Pema Karpo, the fourth Gyalwang Drukpa, but he was also a kind teacher to him. The first Drukpa Choegon was well-known for his accomplishments in the practice of Vajrapani and Mahakala.
There are two reincarnations of the eighth Choegon Rinpoche. The ninth Choegon Rinpoche Chokyi Sengye took rebirth in a family of a yogi living in Kinnaur, a remote Himalayan town of Northern India. He was recognized by His Holiness the sixteenth Karmpa and His Eminence the eighth Khamtrul Rinpoche. His main teachers were His Eminence the Eighth Khamtrul Rinpoche of the Drukpa lineage and His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche of the Nyingma lineage.
- The Choegon Lineage
- main website has details of the ninth Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche Chokyi Sengye's activities and the monastery in India .