HH Kyabjé Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche has entered Mahaparinirvana
His Holiness Kyabjé Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche (1926–2015), the Spiritual Head of the Nyingmapa tradition, has entered Mahaparinirvana (Thukdam) the final meditative stage before entering into nirvana, on 23rd December 2015 in Bodh Gaya, India, where he was to attend the Nyingma Monlam Chenmo – the annual Prayer Festival for the Nyingmapa devotees. Rinpoche usually wakes up each day around 2:30-3:00 am to do his morning rituals and prayers. However, on the day of his passing he got up around 1:00 am and completed his morning practice before passing into Mahaparinirvana at around 2:30 am.
Born in 1926 in Tibet, His Holiness Kyabjé Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche was recognized at age five as the incarnation of the great eleventh century master Ngok Choku Dorje. The throne-holder of the Dorje Drak Monastery in Shimla, and the throne holder of the Northern Treasures lineage, which originated from the treasures of the great tertön Rigdzin Godem, His Holiness Kyabjé Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche was appointed as the Spiritual Head of Nyingma Tradition in 2012.
Renowned as a holder of all the great Kama and Terma traditions of the Nyingmapa, as well as being an exponent of the Rimey - the non-sectarian tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness Kyabjé Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche remained in this world for 89 years, tirelessly propagating the teaching of Buddhadharma for the benefit of all sentient beings. We pray that His Holiness’s emanation will swiftly return to continue bringing immeasurable benefit to the world.