Chokyi Sengay

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Choseng Trungpa
Religion Buddhism
School Vajrayana
Lineage Karma Kagyu
Dharma names Chokyi Sengay Trungpa Rinpoche
Nationality Tibetan
Born (1989-02-06) February 6, 1989 (age 30)
Derge, Tibet Autonomous Region, PRC
Senior posting
Title Tulku
Predecessor Chögyam Trungpa
Religious career
Teacher Karma Senge Rinpoche
Reincarnation Trungpa Tulku

Choseng Trungpa Rinpoche is the 12th and current Trungpa tülku.[1] He was born on February 6, 1989 in Pawo village, in Derge, eastern Tibet, and recognized by Tai Situ Rinpoche in 1991.[2] He was enthroned a year later at Surmang Monastery at a ceremony presided over by Domkhar Rinpoche, a high Kagyu lama and Choseng's uncle. The monastery's late abbot (and Choseng Trungpa's predecessor), was Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

He has studied the traditions of Surmang under the tutelage of the late Lama Kenla, (1932–2003), and received his early monastic education at the shedra at Palpung Monastery. He studied at Surmang Namgyal-tse until 2008, and currently studies at Serthar Institute.[3][4]

The name Choseng is a contraction of Chokyi Sengay (Tibetan: ཆོས་ཀྱི་སེང་གེ་Wylie: Chos-kyi Seng-ge), which means "Lion of Dharma."

See also


  1. Midal (2005) p. 18
  2. Harry Oldmeadow (2004) p.290
  3. Staff. "Chokyi Senge, Trungpa XII Rinpoche". Konchok Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-04.  Biography of Chokyi Sengay, Trungpa XII.
  4. Biography of recent Trungpas on Simhanada web site (archived 2008)


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  • Trungpa XII Rinpoche, 2010
    Description: First recorded statement by Chokyi Senge Trungpa XII Rinpoche, the abbot of Surmang Dutsi Til monastery in eastern Tibet. Recorded in September 2010. Translated into English.
  • Invitation to Surmang 2018
    Description: Choseng Trungpa XII Rinpoche extends a personal invitation for visitors to come to the consecration of Surmang Dutsi Til monastery in Tibet for the summer of 2018. For more information about the consecration: Announcing the Surmang Shedra Consecration

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