Tseyang Tulku Rinpoche was a great Mahasidha, known in Tibet and Nepal as Do-Ngang Norbu – The Precious Gem of Sutras and Tantras. The second reincarnation was Arjo Tulku who carried on the deep dedication and devotion left behind by his predecessor. The day the third incarnation was born, various auspicious signs like a rainbow in the clear sky was witnessed. As a five year old, he was recognized as the incarnation of the famous Do-ngag Norbu Rinpoche by His Holiness the 15th Gyalwang Karmapa and ordained as Karma Tseyang Dupe Rigzen. In a remarkable short span of five years Tulku Tseyang Rinpoche mastered the complete works of the Sutra and Tantra. At the same time he received complete instructions of Dzogchen and other sacred teachings. From the age of 17, he undertook several years of strict meditation devoid of any human company refusing even to change his clothes. When the people of the region heard of his exceptional powers they renewed their deep faith of his supernatural abilities. Due to his austerity and simplicity of material needs, the people of Dolpo regard him as the second Milarepa.

The present Tseyang Tulku Rinpoche is the fourth in succession. When he was three years old, his parents brought him to Tekyem monastery which had by then been destroyed by the people of Dolpo. He cried bitterly seeing the destruction. There he grew particularly fond of a piece of cloth and insisted that it belonged to him. Later his previous life’s disciples confirmed that the cloth was used by him to cover his knees during meditation. He was formally recognized by H.E. Shamar Rinpoche and was given the name Karma Lungthok Tenpai Nyima. The formal enthronement ceremony and hair offering of Tseyang Tulku Rinpoche was made during the auspicious Kagyu Monlam festival at Bodh Gaya on 25th December 1996 in the holy presence of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje and H.E. Shamar Rinpoche. Presently, Rinpoche resides in Jangchub Choeling Monastery at Pokhara, Nepal.