H.E. Lho Ontul Rinpoche

Wogmin Thubten Shedrupling - TsopemaFirst Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling in Tibet was founded by Drigung Tertön Nüden Dorje, an embodiment of Tibet's great yogi Milarepa. During the Cultural Revolution in Tibet, Most Ven. Ontül Rinpoche escaped Tibet and in early 70's he founded Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery in Tso Pema in order to preserve the spiritual knowledge and tradition started by Lord Jigten Sumgon the founder of Drigung Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism.
After coming back to India from Ladakh, in 1971 from the local Maharaja, Ontül Rinpoche bought a piece of land at Tso Pema (Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh, India) and build a monastery from the donations which he received from the people of Ladakh. With the help of monastery monks Ontül Rinpoche managed to construct a monastery on this piece of land. Tso Pema means the “Lotus Lake”, and this is one of the sacred places where Guru Padmasambhava demonstrated his miraculous powers. The purpose of his exhibiting miracles on that place was to subdue the king and the people of that region, which was then known as Sahor. It took many years for Ontül Rinpoche to complete the monastery with the sacred objects, ritual instruments, and other necessary things.
Monks at Wogmin Thubten Shedrupling TsopemaThere are about 50 monks ranging in age from 5 to 74 years old, many of the young monks are orphans, semi-orphans  and from poor family trying to survive in a difficult situation as their parents are barely able to survive. The compassionate Ontül Rinpoche accepted many of these young monks and with the intentions to maintain the pure Buddhist Tradition in the monastery. The Monastery is situated in Tso Pema (Lotus Lake), a well known lake where Guru Rinpoche performed miracles which has a place in the history of Tibetan Buddhism and are told over and over again to younger generations. Many Buddhist from all over the world frequent this sacred lake during their pilgrimage to holy places of Buddhism.

Tibet Wogmin Monastery group photo with Lho Bongtül Rinpoche, Chungpo Rinpoche and LamasBongtül Lineage Tulkus.
1. Lho Tshele Lhundrub
2. Lho Drubchen Tendzin Zangpo
3. Lho Tendzin Changchub Zangpo
4. Lho Jedrung Ögyen Nüden Dorje
5. Lho Jedrung Tendzin Gyalbu Nyugü
6. Lho Böngtül Tendzin Drodül
7. Lho Böngtül Tendzin Nyima (present in Lungkar Gön)

Ontül (Elder) Lineage Tulkus.
1. Onchen Kunzang Drodül
2. Ontül Chöyang Rangdül
3. Ontül Tenzin Thrinle Rabgye Palzangpo (Present in Wogmin Tsopema)

Chung (Younger) Lineage Tulkus.
1. Chung Drubgyü Tendzin
2. ???????
3. Chung Ögyen Dorje Chönyi Thundrub (Present in Lungkar Gon)

Gyaltsab Lineage Tulkus (Chief Disciple).
1. Gyaltsab Ögyen Tendzin
2. Gyaltsab Kunchab Senge
3. Gyaltsab Don-Ngak Tendzin (Present in Lungkar Gon)


All 5 are reincarnated Lamas, from left to right:
Bagyud Tulku - Karma Kagyu, Sonam Tulku - Bonpo, Ontul Tulku - Drikung Kagyu,
(the late) Gyaltse Tulku - Sakya & (Name Unknown) Tulku - Bonpo.

Bagyud Tulku, Gyaltse Tulku (reincarnated, now in India) & Ontül Tulku.
Drigung Kagyu
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