Rabsang Tulku Rinpoche
The current reincarnation, Rabsang Tulku Rinpoche, Konchok Trichin Rabsel, was born in the Water Ox year of 1973 in a village in Tashi Jung, near the Drigung Thil Monastery. His father Konchok Tashi and mother Laisang, saw various auspicious signs during his birth. Since he was a young child, Rabsang Tulku was always very compassionate to all animals, and very devoted to the Dharma, always asking his parents to visit the monasteries. Hence, his parents brought him before the great Drubwang Pachung Rinpoche, who told them :" this child has a very meritorious and virtuous connection, his wisdom will manifest in the future once he has been ordained." So Rabsang Tulku was ordained at Drigung Thil Monastery under Pachung Rinpoche, and was named Konchok Trichin. He studied intensely the various teachings and rituals, subsequently visiting HH the 14th Dalai Lama as well as the two Drigung Kyabgon. He has also studied Sutra and Tantra at the Drigung Institute and Thrangu Institute.
In 1999, during the Snake Year Drigung Prayer Festival, Drigung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche recognised Rabsang Tulku as the reincarnation of Drubwang Rabsang Rinpoche and named him Konchok Gyurmin Rabsel. He was also enthroned then. Since then, Rabsang Tulku Rinpoche received many teachings, transmissions and empowerments from the 2 Drigung Kyabgon, HE Garchen Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpoche and many other great teachers. Rabsang Tulku Rinpoche currently resides in Rinchenling Monastery, propagating the Dharma and ceaselessly engaged in his practice and studies.