Neten Chokling Rinpoche

Neten Chokling Rinpoche (Wyl. gnas brtan mchog gling rin po che), aka Rigdzin Gyurme Dorje (b. 10 August 1973) — the Fourth Neten Chokling was recognized by both H.H. the 16th Karmapa and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche as the reincarnation of Neten Chokling Pema Gyurme. He was born on the tenth day of the eighth month to a poor family in Wandipodzong, central Bhutan. H.H. Karmapa named him Gyurme Dorje.

At the age of seven, he was taken to his monastery—the Pema Ewam Chögar Gyurme Ling Monastery—in Bir, India, and en­throned by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in Clement Town at the monastery Ngedön Gatsal Ling. Before arriving in his home monastery he was also enthroned in Rumtek by H.H. Karmapa. He has received the transmissions of the Kangyur, Nyingma Gyübum, Nyingma Kama, Rinchen Terdzö, and Chokling Tersar as well as many other teachings from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche, one of the sons of the previous Neten Chokling Rinpoche, participated in the education of his father’s reincarnation before transferring to him the full responsibility of his monastery in 2004.

He acted in Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s films The Cup (1999) and Travellers and Magicians (2003). In 2006, he directed his own first film, The Life of Milarepa - Part I (See External Links below).