Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche was born in 1926, in central Tibet and died on December 23, 2015.
He was a Tibetan lama and the Supreme Head of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism.
He has received knowledge from schools such as; Nyingma, Kagyu ,Sakya, Gelug, Jonang, Rimé, Kadam and Bon.
Rinpoche has received the highest Dzogchen teachings from Polu Khenpo Dorje, a direct disciple of Khenpo Ngakchung.
He was the leader of the Dorje Drak monastery, accepted the position of the Supreme Head of Nyingmapa lineage, the “Ancient Translation Tradition” in Tibetan Buddhism.
He was next in line to the following; Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche, Kyabje Mindroling Trichen Rinpoche, and then finally Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, whom had died 2011.
Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche was recognized as an incarnation of the great master Ngok Chöku Dorje.
Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche passed away at 89 yrs old.