Prayers for Embodiment of all Refuge Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche on
Friday March 30, 2012 at 7:30pm
Tenga Rinpoche one of the most prominent master of Karma Kagyu
Lineage has entered into parinirvana today, Nepali time 3:45 in the
morning. Rinpoche has entered the after-death-meditation, called
Join us making prayer for Rinpoche. Remembering this kindness and
compassion for all beings and his activities. We make aspiration this
enlightened one swiftly take rebirth for benefit of all beings
The 3rd incarnation of Tenga Tulku was born in 1932 in
Kham,Eastern Tibet. At a request of the 9th Sangye Nyenpa
Rinpoche, Situ Pema Wangchuk Gyalpo (11th Situ Rinpoche)
prophesized the name of the parents, his birthdate and birthplace.
The present Tenga Rinpoche was found at the age of 7, whereupon
he began his studies. He was given the name Karma Tenzin Thrinle
Pal Sangpo at the age of 19, when he received his full ordination
vows. He received extensive and thorough Buddhist training and
education in Benchen Monastery and Palpung Monastery from the
9th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, Gelek Drubpe Nyima, and the former
Situ and Jamgon Rinpoches respectively.
He studied all the tantric rituals and philosophy with many different
masters. From his uncle he learned about traditional Tibetan
medicine. He completed his studies with a 3 Year retreat. In 1959,
he left Tibet and after spending one and a half years in Kalimpong
he settled in Rumtek Monastery, the main seat of H.H. the 16th
Karmapa. There he served His Holiness for 17 years; Rinpoche was
Vajra Master for Rumtek monastery. In 1974 he accompanied His
Holiness on his first tour to America and Europe. Since 1976, Tenga
Rinpoche has been living in Swayambhu, Nepal, where he founded
Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery and a retreat center in
Pharping. Since 1978, has been touring Europe extensively. Ven.
Tenga Rinpoche is one of the few living meditation masters who hold
the still unbroken lineage of the Karma Kagyu Tradition.