Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was born in Nepal in 1975 and recognized as a tulku by both His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa and His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Rinpoche studied mahamudra teachings and the trekcho and togyal aspects of dzogchen at the Nagi Gompa hermitage in Nepal with his father Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, one of the greatest dzogchen meditation masters of our time. Mingyur Rinpoche was then invited by His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche to study the rituals of the Karma Kamtsang and the tantras according to the tradition of Marpa at Sherab Ling Monastery in northern India.
Rinpoche became a retreat master and subsequently an assistant Khenpo (abbot) of Sherab Ling under the tutelage of His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche. A new monastic college was established at Sherab Ling under Mingyur Rinpoche’s guidance. Rinpoche also founded Tergar Institute in Bodhgaya, India an international study institute for monastic and lay sangha. For more information on Yongey Mingyur Dorje Rinpoche’s activities, please visit tergar.org.