Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche
Gochen Tulku Sang Ngag Rinpoche was recognized as the sixth incarnation of Gyalwa Gyatso, one of two incarnations of Drimed Lingpa, by Khyentse Chökyi Lödro Rinpoche. As a young boy, Tulku Sang Ngag studied with his father, Namchak Tashi, learning his family’s tradition of religious rituals and liturgies, as well as traditional Tibetan medicine. Imprisoned by the Communist Chinese during the Cultural Revolution, he spent his ten-year incarceration in the company of many great lamas, tulkus, and scholars, from whom he received further teachings.
Released from prison, he made his way toIndiaand thenNepal. He spent fourteen years serving Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche at Shechen Gonpa, where he also served for seven years as vajra master and professor. The treasure revealer, Padgyal Lingpa, formally recognized him as a custodian of his hidden treasure revelations and bestowed the ripening empowerments—including the Red Vajrasattva transmission—and liberating teachings for this cycle.
To read a autobiographical interview with Sang-ngag Rinpoche: