Tulku Rigsang

Tulku Tenzin Rigsang was born in Golog, eastern Tibet, near the Mardo Tashi Choling monastery. He became a monk at a young age and was recognized by the Dzogchen yogi Yeshe Wangpo as the reincarnation of his own brother Sherab Gyaltsen.

As he grew older, Tulku Rigsang studied with many spiritual teachers, including His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche. In India he studied within the Nyingma tradition at Namdroling monastery, and within the Gelug tradition at Drepung monastery. After completing the curriculum, he moved to Dharamsala, where he received many teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, while also studying English and other subjects.

In 2013, he was invited to the United States by Khentrul Lodrö T’hayé Rinpoche to be a full-time resident teacher at Katog Rit’hrod Mountain Retreat Center. Tulku Rigsang was selected by Rinpoche to help teach the dharma in the United States, both formally and by example, because “he is greatly learned, a pure monk, has few desires, is rich with contentment, and is truly humble,” according to Rinpoche.

In 2014, he visited Katog Choling sanghas throughout the United States, beginning with a two-week residency with the Katog Vajra Ling sangha in Connecticut. In December 2015, Tulku Tenzin Rigsang returned to the East to continue his studies. We are very grateful for the time he spent with us and we hope that he will again visit Katog Choling U.S. in the future.

Tulku Tenzin Rigsang was born in Golog, eastern Tibet, near the Mardo Tashi Choling monastery. He became a monk at a young age and was recognized by the Dzogchen yogi Yeshe Wangpo as the reincarnation of his own brother Sherab Gyaltsen.

As he grew older, Tulku Rigsang studied with many spiritual teachers, including His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche. In India he studied within the Nyingma tradition at Namdroling monastery, and within the Gelug tradition at Drepung monastery. After completing the curriculum, he moved to Dharamsala, where he

received many teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, while also studying English and other subjects.

In 2013, he was invited to the United States by Khentrul Lodrö T’hayé Rinpoche to be a full-time resident teacher at Katog Rit’hrod Mountain Retreat Center. Tulku Rigsang was selected by Rinpoche to help teach the dharma in the United States, both formally and by example, because “he is greatly learned, a pure monk, has few desires, is rich with contentment, and is truly humble,” according to Rinpoche.

In 2014, he visited Katog Choling sanghas throughout the United States, beginning with a two-week residency with the Katog Vajra Ling sangha in Connecticut. In December 2015, Tulku Tenzin Rigsang returned to the East to continue his studies. We are very grateful for the time he spent with us and we hope that he will again visit Katog Choling U.S. in the future.