Concise bio.

Zim’og Rinpoche – concise biography

 

The 6th Zim’og (Zim’og) Tulku Rinpoche, Ngawang Tenzin Trinley Norbu Pal-Sangpo, is a reincarnate lama of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. His traditional seat is at Nalandra (Nalendra) Monastery in the Phenpo Valley of Central Tibet. Nalandra Monastery was the home of the Tsarpa tradition that was famous for retaining all the highly prized uncommon or most esoteric meditation lineages of the Sakya school.

 

The Zim’og Rinpoches were the teachers of the esteemed Chogye Trichen Rinpoches and were highly respected by all traditions throughout Tibet as Rimé (non-sectarian) masters of Vajrayana. Awarded the title Vajra Dhara by the Tibetan Government, the 5th Zim’og Rinpoche, Kunga Tenzin (1884-1964), sought out gurus and teachings from the other schools of Tibetan Buddhism and as an elderly monk gave Vajrayogini’s teachings to some of the highest Gelugpa lamas in exile in Dharamsala.

 

Born in 1964 in India, the 6th Zim’og Rinpoche was recognised and enthroned by His Holiness 41st Sakya Trizin. His recognition was endorsed by a number of high lamas including His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama, His Holiness 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ling Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche and Kathok Tulku Drimed Shingkyong Rinpoche. He was educated by his father Dzongsar Gang-na Tulku Rinpoche, one of the two main tulkus of Derge Dzongsar Monastery, and Lama Trinle Choedak who was the nephew of the 5th Zim’og Rinpoche. From 1983 he studied at Sakya College in Dehradun, India, under the most Venerable Khenchen Appey Rinpoche. In 1992 he graduated with an Acharya degree in Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation.

 

As a young monk Zim’og Rinpoche received a large number of high empowerments from the 18th Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, Dzongsar Gang-Na Tulku Rinpoche and (please add any others of significance who gave you initiations then) and completed a number of solitary retreats.

 

In the tradition of some of the greatest mahasiddhas and secret yogis of Buddhism, Zim’og Rinpoche then left the monastery. In 1995, he migrated to Switzerland where he married, raised three daughters and gained a full experience of living in the West.

 

In December 2008, Zim’og Rinpoche moved to Melbourne, Australia where he became spiritual director of Jamchen Buddhist Centre. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Sakya Trizin both gave him their blessings. In March 2014, Zim’og Rinpoche opened the Australian International Vajrayana Buddhist Institute (Nalandra Institute), also located in Melbourne. He regularly offers initiations, leads retreats and teaches on Mahayana and Vajrayana texts on a weekly basis. He also teaches interstate and overseas by invitation.

At the end of each year, Zim’og Rinpoche offers a 3-day drupchoe for world peace to the great Dharma Protector Mahakala.

 

Zim’og Rinpoche is active and well-regarded in the Melbourne Buddhist community and in inter-faith dialogue. As is a strong supporter of respect for animal life, he actively advocates for vegetarianism and each year gives a public blessing for animals.

 

 

 

 

Zim’og Rinpoche – brief biography

 

The 6th Zim’og (Zim’og) Tulku Rinpoche, Ngawang Tenzin Trinley Norbu Pal-Sangpo, is a reincarnate lama of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. His traditional seat is at Nalandra (Nalendra) Monastery in the Phenpo Valley of Central Tibet. He is the spiritual director of the Australian International Vajrayana Buddhist Institute (Nalandra Institute) in Melbourne, Australia. He regularly offers initiations, leads retreats and teaches on Mahayana and Vajrayana texts on a weekly basis. He also teaches interstate and overseas by invitation.

 

Born in 1964 in India, the 6th Zim’og Rinpoche was enthroned by His Holiness 41st Sakya Trizin. His recognition was endorsed by a number of high lamas including His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama, His Holiness 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ling Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche and Kathok Tulku Drimed Shingkyong Rinpoche. He was educated by his father Dzongsar Gang-na Tulku Rinpoche, one of the two main tulkus of Derge Dzongsar Monastery, and his personal tutor Lama Trinle Choedak. From 1983 he studied at Sakya College in Dehradun, India, under the most Venerable Khenchen Appey Rinpoche and in 1992 graduated with an Acharya degree in Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation.

 

As a young monk Zim’og Rinpoche received many important empowerments from the 18th Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, Dzongsar Gang-Na Tulku Rinpoche and (please add any others of significance who gave you initiations then). He is renowned as a significant exponent of the Dharma Protector Mahakala.

 

Zim’og Rinpoche is active and well-regarded in the Melbourne Buddhist community and in inter-faith dialogue. As is a strong advocate for respecting animal life, he actively encourages vegetarianism and each year gives a public blessing for animals.