Pema Lingpa Treasure Vajrayana Centre of Victoria BC
Under the direction of His Holiness Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche
Resident Teacher Lopon Sangay Yeshi
Guru Pamasambhava with Yeshe Tsogyal and Mandarava
Guru Pamasambhava with Yeshe Tsogyal and Mandarava
Nyingma Lineage

The roots of Nyingma Buddhist lineage are with the historical Buddha Sakyamuni, primordial Buddha Samantabhadra, Vajrasattva, and Garab Dorje of Uddiyana. The Nyingma Buddhist lineage originates from the time of King Trisong Detsen in 8th centuey (CE) Tibet. Through the intention and support of the king the activities of Guru Padmasambhava, Shantarakshita, Vimalamitra, and other Indian Buddhist teachers established the practices and traditions of the Nyingma Lineage. Guru Padmasambhava is considered to be the main lineage source especially in the terma tradition.
Within the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism there did not traditionaly exist the position of a head or main throneholder. After the flight of Tibetans to India in 1959 as a result of the Chinese invasion, the Tibetan Government in Exile made a request to the Nyingmapa lineage holders that they choose amongst themselves someone to be a representative, someone of the highest esteem who could be responsible for all of the Nyingmapa lineage followers. The current head of Nyingma Buddhism is H.H.Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche

Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche
H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche

The Heads of the Nyingma Lineage to date:
  1   H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje (c. 1904-1987), served from the 1960s until his death in 1987.
  2   H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (c. 1910 - 1991), served from 1987 until his death in 1991.
  3   H.H. Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche (1932 - 2009), served from 1991 until retirement in 2001.
  4   H.H. Mindroling Trichen Rinpoche (c. 1930 - 2008), served from 2003 until his death in 2008.
  5   H.H. Trulshik Rinpoche (1923-2011), served from 2010 until his death on September 2nd, 2011.
  6   H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, born 1926, served from March 22, until his death on 2012 December 23, 2015.
  7   not yet decided
The 27th Nyingma Monlam Chenmo Prayer Assembly at Bodh Gaya was from January 10th to 19th, 2016.
Since 1989 the Nyingma Monlam Chenmo is an annual event held at the holy place of Bodhgaya during the first ten days of the twelfth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar.
Nyingma Monlam Chenmo Prayer Assembly
23rd Nyingma Monlam Chenmo World Peace Prayer Assembly Book
24th Nyingma Monlam Chenmo World Peace Prayer Assembly Book
27th Nyingma Monlam Chenmo World Peace Prayer Assembly Book
Pema Lingpa Society of Canada version 2.0