His Eminence Luding KhenChen Rinpoche
His Eminence the 75th Luding Khenchen Jamyang Tenpei Nyima Rinpoche is one of the most highly respected and learned teachers of the Sakya tradition and of Tibetan Buddhism at large. It is believed that H.E Luding Khenchen Rinpoche is an emanation of Vajrapāṇi.
His Eminence is the Head of the Ngor Lineage, one of the two sub-sects of the Sakya tradition. He was born to the clan of Shang, Sharchen or Ludingpa, which is renowned for producing great scholars and siddhas.
According to the Luding lineage, H.E Luding Khenchen Rinpoche was ordained as a monk at this age of ten, and then spent all his time learning and receiving instructions on LamDre, The Seven Mandalas of Ngor tradition, The Thirteen Golden Dharmas and countless other initiations and teachings. Rinpoche stayed on innumerable major and minor retreats, practicing almost all the deities of the Sakya and the Ngor traditions.
At the age of seventeen, Rinpoche stayed on a three-and-half year continuous retreat, practicing mainly on the sadhana of Hevajra and other major deities. At the age of 24, Rinpoche was enthroned as the 75th abbot of Ngor Ewan Choden Monastery and has effectively led and maintained the Ngor School up to 16th March 2000, when he handed the abbotship to H.E. the 76th Luding Khen Rinpoche.
Rinpoche has contributed greatly to the Buddha dharma by bestowing extensive Dharma teachings, empowerments, oral transmissions. He has given the precious Lam Dre teachings both common and uncommon 15 times, a countless number of initiations and teachings on the Thirteen Golden Dharmas of the Sakya tradition, the Seven Mandalas of the Ngor tradition, and major and minor deities of the Sakya and Ngor traditions.