The following article is from the Spring, 1996 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

H.E. Luding Khen Rinpoche To Teach in North America

Sakya School, the Ngor sublineage, Tibetan Buddhism

Luding Khenchen Rinpoche Jamyang Nyima (b. 1931), Head Abbot of Ngor Monastery — the 75th head of the Ngor tradition of the Sakya school.

Luding Khenchen Rinpoche is the head of the Ngor lineage of the Sakya school and is one of the most highly qualified teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, renowned as a scholar and master of tantra.

Rinpoche is the 75th abbot of the Ngor Monastery, the monastic center of the Sakya tradition. He was one of the last lineage holders to be able to complete a full traditional course of training before 1959 and has spent many years in retreat in both Tibet and India. In addition to giving many teachings, he re-established the Ngor monastery in Dehra Dun, India and has also been active in re-establishing the teaching lineage and rebuilding temples and monasteries in Tibet.

The Sakya Centers of North America were delighted to have H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche teach in the USA and Canada in July and August 1996. In Silver Spring, Maryland, Luding Khen Rinpoche bestowed the initiation cycle of the Twelve Mandalas of Maha Vairochana. Rinpoche was also in New York, Boston, Woodstock, Minneapolis, Vancouver, B.C., and San Francisco.

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Sakya Master H.E. Luding Khen Rinpoche in North America

H.E. Luding Khen Rinpoche was born in 1931 in the palace of Dargen Charpa near Shigatse in Tsang.

He is the 75th throne-holder of Ngor Ewam Choden and head of the Ngor sub-sect of the Sakya School.


History of the Sakya Order and Lam Dre Teachings