In May 1981, the 7th reincarnation of Phakchok Rinpoche was born amid wondrous signs as the first-born grandson of Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Phakchok Rinpoche’s father, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, is the 4th reincarnation of Terchen Chokgyur Lingpa, and his mother, Dechen Paldron, hails from the Gatsal Tashi Delek family of Gyangtse, a family-line that descends from renowned Zurchung Sherab Drakpa.
Of the six original clans of Tibet, Phakchok Rinpoche’s paternal ancestors were the Nangchen Tsangsar of the Khepaga line, who held the Barom Kagyu lineage.
Phakchok Rinpoche has received literally thousands of ripening empowerments and liberating instructions from the great masters of the Sarma and Nyingma schools such as Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Kyabje Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, Kyabje Tsetrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and others. From Kyabje Taklung Shabdrung Rinpoche, he received the complete empowerments and reading transmissions of the Taklung Kagyu, and the complete empowerments and reading transmissions for the collected works and terma teachings of Jedrung Rinpoche.
Presently, Phakchok Rinpoche has a growing number of disciples who reside in Nepal and elsewhere throughout the world. Much of the year, Rinpoche travels to bring the heart of the Buddhist teachings, reading transmissions and empowerments to his many followers in Europe, North America, Mexico and Southeast Asia. For more information about his life, former incarnations, present projects and so forth, please visit his websites.