Tulku Nyima’s Lineage

Tulku Nyima Gyaltsen Rinpoche stands at the head of one branch of a long line of famous Tibetan Buddhist Masters.  These Masters include:

* Samantabhadra

* Vajrasattva

* Garab Dorje

* Sri Singha

* Manjushrimitra

* Jnanasutra

* Vimalamitra

* Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche)

* Longchenpa

* Rigzin Jigme Lingpa (compiler of the Longchen Nyinthig Ngondro) (1729-1798)

* Jigme Gyalwai Nyugu

* Orgyen Jigme Chokyi Wangpo (Patrul Rinpoche, author of “The Words of My Perfect Teacher”)

* Nyoshul Lungtok Tenpai Nyima (one of Patrul Rinpoche’s closest students)  (1829-1901/1902)

* Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang (author of “The Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher”) (1879-1941)

* Tulku Arik Rinpoche (one of Khenpo Ngawang’s students and Tulku Nyima’s Root Lama)

* Tulku Nyima Gyaltsen Rinpoche (voice reincarnation of Khenpo Ngawang) (1942-present)