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Birthday of Kyapjé Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche
Kyapjé Tsikey Chokling Mingyur Dewey Dorje, born in 1953 as the second son of Kyapjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche was recognized and enthroned as the 4th authentic incarnation of the great 19th century treasure revealer, Terchen Chokgyur Dechen Zhikpo Lingpa by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Kyapdak Rigpé Dorjé.
Kyapjé Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche received the essential transmission of the entire Nyingma lineage from Kyapjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kyapjé Dudjom Rinpoche. From his father, Kyapjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, he received the entire transmission for the lineage of Chokling Tersar, the termas revealed by the first Chokgyur Lingpa, mind pointing-out instructions, and the sublime guidance on the nature of mind. Under Kyapjé Thrangu Rinpoche he studied Buddhist philosophy, with Kyapjé Tenga Rinpoche he went through the detailed training in Vajrayāna rituals, and from Kyapjé Kalu Rinpoche he learned the Six Doctrines of Naropa.
Moreover, under Venerable Dzongsar Sakya Khenchen Rinchen, he studied Prajñāpāramitā, Madhyamaka, Abhidharma, and Bodhicaryāvatāra. He mastered the Three Phrases that Strike the Vital point with Venerable Kunu Lama Tenzin Gyatso, and with Venerable Khenchen Petsé Rinpoche, he studied the Guhyagarbha Tantra.
Rinpoche and his older brother, Tulku Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, were educated at Rumtek, Sikkim, the seat of the Karmapa. In 1975, both the Rinpoches joined their father, Tulku Urgyen in Kathmandu, Nepal. Chokling Rinpoche is currently the Vajra King at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, one of the largest monasteries in Kathmandu, Nepal build by Kyapjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and inaugurated by H.H. the 16 th Karmapa. As Vajra King, he presides over all Vajrayāna ceremonial rituals for the living and the dead, bestows initiations, and offers Dharma teachings.
Chokling Rinpoche is a tertön and yogi practitioner with a wife and four children. His oldest son has been recognized by His Holiness Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the 6th Phakchok Rinpoche of the Taklung Kagyü lineage. The youngest son was recognized by Kyapjé Trulzhik Rinpoche as the reincarnation of Kyapjé Dilgo Khyentsé Rinpoche.