DHARAMSHALA: The Department of Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration, today congratulated Kathok Getse Rinpoche, who has been appointed as the 7th supreme head of Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism for a three-year term.
“We heartily congratulate the 5th Kathok Getse Rinpoche who has been selected as the 7th head of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism as per the decision taken during the 29th Nyingma Monlam in Bodh Gaya,” Kalon said. “We pray that all your activities for the benefit of dharma and sentient beings be successful”.
The Fourth Kathok Getse Rinpoche Gyurme Tenpa Gyaltsen, holder of the Kathok Monastery lineage, has been appointed as the 7th head of Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism for a three-year term, in a recent meeting of the Nyingma representatives.
At the spiritual gathering of 29th Nyingma Monlam in Bodh Gaya, representatives of the Nyingma school drew a unanimous decision to appoint Kathok Getse Rinpoche and five other Nyingma lamas as the supreme head of Nyingma tradition in a three-year tenure basis. Representatives of six major Nyingma monasteries, Zogchen, Shechen, Mindrolling, Dorje Drak and Palyul will succeed Kathok Getse Rinpoche as the supreme head of Nyingma on the termly basis.
Kathok Getse Rinpoche was born in Golok, Eastern Tibet in 1954. Rinpoche was recognised by the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö and Adzom Gyalse Gyurme Dorje as the reincarnation of the Third Kathok Getse, Gyurme Tenpa Namgyal (1886-1952). From a very early age, Rinpoche received teachings and empowerments from many masters. After coming to exile in 1997, Getse Rinpoche received teachings and empowerments from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche and Penor Rinpoche among others.