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H.E. Choje Togden Rinpoche

H.E. Choje Togden Rinpoche
Vajrayana:Drikung Kagyu


Brief Biography His Eminence Togden Rinpoche is the highest Drikung Kagyu Lama in Ladakh. When he was one and a half years old he was recognized by the head of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage in Tibet as the reincarnation of Togden Rinpoche and later enthroned as the Ladakh Choje. Chojes or Dharma Lords essentially act as ambassadors of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage to holy Drikung Kagyu areas such as Mt. Kailash, Tsari, Lapchi and Ladakh. In addition to being the Choje of Ladakh, His Eminence is also believed to be the emanation of the great Indian Mahasiddha, Hungchen Kara. Togden Rinpoche started his education at a very early age. Accompanied by his tutor he travelled to the Drikung Monastery in Tibet in 1951 and studied there until 1960. His Eminence Choje Togden Rinpoche is a renowned Buddhist scholar with profound experiential understanding of the Dharma, he holds the transmission of a vast array of teachings including Gongchik, Yamantaka, Phowa, and Dharmapalas of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. The former head of the Nyngmapa Lineage, Kyabje Dujom Rinpoche, initiated His Eminence as his successor for imparting the empowerments of Rinchin Terzo, the Nyngmapa Terma Treasury. Shortly after his initiation, he revealed mind treasures from several sacred hidden places.






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