A Short Introduction of
Kyabje Chadral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche
Kyabje Chadral Sangye
Dorje Rinpoche is one of the very few great masters of the Longchen
Nyingthig lineage and of the Dudjom Tersar lineage still living today.
Rinpoche was born in the village Apse of Nyarong province of Kham and
soon migrated to Amdo with his family.
From Kathok Khenpo
Ngawang Palzang (1879-1941), the disciple of the great Khenpo Nyoshul
Lungtok Tenpai Nyima, he received the transmissions and teachings of
Longchen Nyingthig and many other teachings, and Khenpo became his most
important Root Teacher. Rinpoche also received many transmissions from
Kyabje Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro and other masters of Derge. In
Central Tibet, he became one of the principal disciples of Kyabje Dudjom
Rinpoche II, the tulku of Dudjom Lingpa.
ks of life flocked
to Rinpoche for teachings with offerings. He saw this as a distraction
from the path and left suddently to the caves in the mountains blessed
by Guru Rinpoche and other masters of the past. He then lived as a hermit
for decades and became known as "Chadral" (a hermit), one who has abandoned
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