A Brief Introduction to the Fifth Minyak Tulku

Khentrul Ogyen Nyima Rinpoche was born on the morning of 15 August 1976. A rainbow appeared in the sky during his birth. His mother had a painless birth experience without any difficulties

Rinpoche was a very kind honest and pleasant child it is said. In 1984 at the age of 9 Shukgang Matrul Rinpoche and Sera Yangtrul Rinpoches recognised and named him as the Fifth Minyak Rinpoche. That same year Rinpoche was accompa.nied by his parents to see His Holiness Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok in Sertar Monastery. His Holinhess was very pleased with him and asked him to continue his studies in Lharung, but he returned to learn to read and write under the guidance of Lama Dorje.

WeIn 1986 at the age of 11 years old, he received the Kalachakra Empowerment and all instructions for over a period of three months from H H Khenchen Jifme Phuntsok Rinpoche himself. At Sertar he was invited by Lamas Kungzang Dorje and Tashi Wangyal from Minyak Monastery to enter monastic life. Since that time he has been highly respected and consulted on monastic affairs there.

In 1989 Rinpoche had reached the age of 14 and was given all the responsibilities of running the monastery, including the role of leader for major ritual ceremonies, the reading of texts, as well as giving empowerments and instructions for these.

In 1992 Rinpoche received tantric teachings from H H Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok at the Buddism Five Knowledge University. In 1996 he entered the Shedra at Palyul and Namdroling Monastery to study and master Buddhist Philosophy including all the Subjects taught there completing these in 2006 He received many high awards at each level of accomplishment.

On completion of his studies in 2006, he started to teach at both the Namdroling Junior School, Tsogyal Nunnery Institute as well as the Ngagyur Nyingma University.

He was the Chief Editor for many books on the Ngagyur Rigzod Editorial Committee for 4 years.

In 2008 he received the special Master, Doctorate and Professorship degree from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche after which His Holiness requested him to look after his own monastery in Tibet and sent him to teach in Taiwan as well.

At present Minyak Rinpoche is travelling to several countries and centres connected with Kagyu Samye Ling giving teachings and instructions at the request of Akong Rinpoche and Abbot Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche. .

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