On August 26, 2016 at Padma Samye Ling, His Eminence Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche bestowed a Guru Rinpoche empowerment and teaching according to his own mind terma.
At the conclusion of the empowerment, His Eminence was requested by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche to please teach on how he discovered the reincarnation (yangsi) of our precious teacher, Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche.
In this video, His Eminence explains how he found the definite and unmistaken reincarnation of Ven. Khenchen Palden Yangsi Rinpoche, who he named Palden Yonten Thaye Lodro Chokyi Gyaltsen!
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"HE Namkha Drimed Rinpoche is the supreme head of the Ripa lineage of Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism and is a living terton. The Ripa lineage has its historical roots in Glorious Master Ripa Pema Deje Rolpa, the leader of both the family and Dharma lineages of Rigon Tashi Choeling Monastery.
From the age of 8, Namkha Drimed Rinpoche has had numerous pure visions of Guru Rinpoche, who conferred on him empowerments and spiritual advice beyond measure. Due to the blessings he received on these occasions, His Eminence was granted personal transmissions of a veritable ocean of profound hidden treasures of enlightened intent. In addition, he has been graced with visions of the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche, Hayagriva, Dorje Drolo, Mahottara Heruka, Avalokiteshvara, the dakini Yeshe Tsogyal, the divine consort Mandarava, and others from among the entire vast array of peaceful and wrathful dieties of the Three Roots (Guru, Yidam, Dakini). In particular, he has had repeated visions of Lord Gesar -- the great Lion and Wish-Fulfilling Gem -- surrounded by hosts of his spiritually accomplished kinsmen, receiving their blessings. On the basis of this, he has codified the cycle entitled Rigsum Norbui Gongdzo (Treasury of the Enlightened Intent of the Gem of the Three Buddha Families), which is a very exalted and timely spiritual teaching.
His Eminence is a regent of the Lake-Born Lotus, Guru Padmasambhava, in the world. He is a Terton, revealer of hidden treasures, an emanation of one of Guru Rinpoche’s close personal students. He was Arya Sale, consort to Guru Rinpoche’s primary disciple Yeshe Tsogyal.
Previously, in India, he was Sariputra, one of Buddha Shakyamuni’s top two disciples. Also he was Kukuraja who received a personal transmission of the tantric teachings concerning the supreme secrets; and as the Master Mahahumkara, he accomplished Samyak, the diety of enlightened mind.
In Tibet, the Land of Snows, his lineage of rebirths includes Namkhai Nyingpo, the monk of the Nub clan; the master of awareness Gyalwa Chokyang; and Rechung Dorje Drakpa (Rechungpa), the heart son of the venerable Milarepa who established the Kagyu monastic lineage. In the Kingdom of Lingtri Karmo in eastern Tibet, he was reborn as Dongbumpai Gyatsa Zhalkar, the Chief Lord amongst the multitude of the warrior king Lord Gesar’s spiritually accomplished kinsmen. He was Gesar’s brother. He was also Gyalwa Gotsangpa, an accomplished master of the Drukpa Kagyu school.
In particular, Namkha Drimed Rinpoche was reborn as the omniscient Longchenpa, often referred to as ‘The King of the Dharma’, the famous Great Perfection master whose writings are studied today by Dzog Chen practitioners. As Longchenpa, he was the great helmsman of the teachings of the supreme spiritual approach of utter lucidity. Longchenpa is commonly recognized as the greatest thinker and most brilliant mind ever to arise within the Nyingma School of Buddhism.
Among the 100 or more great tertons who were emanations of Guru Rinpoche’s personal students, His Eminence was Tangtong Gyalpo. Among the 13 great tertons who revealed hidden treasure teachings of the Vajrayana approach, His Eminence was Mingyur Dorje Drakpo Nudentsal; also the fourth sublime Taksham incarnation Padma Gyepai Dorje; as well as the incarnation Lord Padma Deje Rolpa of Ripa. In later times he was Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje, a powerful lord among accomplished masters, and the great and exalted Padma Lingpa, who was a magical emanation of the bodhisattva of supreme compassion. The great master of Orgyen, Guru Rinpoche, who knows the Three Times, clearly attested in his vajra prophecies to the pure rebirths that His Eminence would take."
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For more information about His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche, please visit His website: www.ripaladrang.org