In 1985, Changling Rinpoche was recognized by both Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Penor Rinpoche as the main tulku of Changchub Ling Nyingmapa Monastery in Central Tibet. Rinpoche was enthroned at the
age of ten and admitted into Shechen Monastery in Nepal, where he received teachings and transmissions from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and ordination from Trulshik Rinpoche. When Rinpoche was twelve years old, he entered Shechen philosophical college and completed his studies at
the age of twenty. He has continued to teach at the college
while at the same time studying with Trulshik Rinpoche, Rabjam Rinpoche, Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Penor Rinpoche and Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche. The Changling tulkus have been associated with the Nyingma lineage known as Northern Treasures for almost seven hundred years. Before Dordrak Rigzen Chenpo IV, Pema Trinley united the three main practice traditions, the Changling Tulkus were head of the Northern Treasures branch which originated from Rigzen Godem's consort. Changling Rinpoche's last instruction from H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was to take care of the Northern Treasures.
Rinpoche was warmly received when he began to travel outside Nepal, starting with Australia in 2002. His youthful
enthusiasm combined with his amazing knowledge of Buddhist doctrine made his teachings an enriching experience for all who attended.
His activities in Canada are currently centered in Vancouver, British Columbia. In the US he visits both coasts: In California, Santa Cruz, California and the New York area. He also visits Australia, Germany and the UK regularly.
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