Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen

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ku nu bla ma bstan 'dzin rgyal mtshan

Khabje Khunu Rinpoche, Tenzin Gyaltsen

Short biography[edit]

'Negi Lama, Khunu Tenzin Gyaltsen Rinpoche(b. 1894 d. 1977)

Final Year

In the winter of 1975-76 Khunu Rinpoche taught Jigme Lingpa's Tri Yeshe Lama at Tso Pema at the request of Dzigar Lama Wangdor and others. He then went to Manikaren in the Parvati valley of Kullu district where he taught Patrul Rinpoche's commentary on Garab Dorje's Three Words that Strike the Vital Point (tshig gsum gnad brdeg) twice - once in Tibetan and once in Kinnauri language. From Manikaren Rinpoche went to Drolma Lhakhang at Buntar in the Kullu Valley. At the request of Khandro Ugyen Chodron (wife of the late Apho Rinpoche),Khenchen Thupten Ozer, and others Khunu Rinpoche then went to Manali where he again gave teaching and instructions on Jigme Lingpa's Tri Yeshe Lama. At Apho Rinpoche's labrang he gave teaching and instructions on Kunkhyen Padma Karpo's Ngondro Dzintri, Chagchen Dzintri, Chodruk Dzintri, the Ro Nyom Khor Druk cycle and Saraha's Dohas. From Manali Kunnu Rinpoche journeyed to Kartang Gonpa in the Lahul valley where he gave complete teachings onGampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation and other texts.

Khunu Rinpoche passed away at Shashul Monastery in the Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachel Pradesh on February 23rd, 1977 while teaching the final page of Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation.

Literary Works[edit]

Khabje Khunu Rinpoche, Tenzin Gyaltsen

Main Teachers[edit]

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Main Lineages[edit]



    • Kham (Eastern Tibet) Drukpa Lineage
    • Shakya Shri's Drukpa Lineage
    • Shouthern Drukpa Lineage


Alternate Names & Spellings[edit]

  • Tenzin Gyaltsen (bstan 'dzin rgyal mtshan)
  • Khunu Rinpoche(khu nu rin po che)
  • Khunu Lama (ku nu bla ma)
  • Negi Lama (ne gi bla ma)
  • Negi Rinpoche (ne gi rin po che)

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