Gyalwai Nyugu – The Reincarnation of Jigme Gyalwai Nyugu


Gyalwai Nyugu (also known as Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche) was born in 1975 at Pema in Qinghai, China. He was endowed with the name Manchoe Gyalbo by Oshe Lama Chengda at the age of three. Osel Rinpoche, who is one of the highest respected Lamas in Tibet, recognised him as a reincarnated tulku. A tulku is a particular high-ranking lama, of whom the Dalai Lama is one, who can choose the manner of his (or her) rebirth. He was ordained and received his novice vow at the age of 14.

At the age of 15, Gyalwai Nyugu went to Seda area in Sichuan and relied on Khenpo Pema Choeyang Shyada (Khenpo Choekyab) who was regarded as Milarepa (who is generally considered as one of the most famous yogis and poets in the history of Tibet) of the time and observed very pure precepts. In six years, he studied many sutras and commentaries on Vinaya (Precepts) and received many empowerments and instructions on the Nyingma tradition from Khenpo Choekyab.

At the age of 21, Gyalwai Nyugu came to Larong Five- Sciences Buddhist Institute, which is nowadays one of the biggest Buddhist universities in the world. From Choeje Jigme Phuntsok, he received extensive teachings on different sects of Tibetan Buddhism, including Nyingma, Gelug, Kadampa, Kagyu, Sakya etc, and studied the teachings of Mipham Rinpoche and Choeje Jigme Phuntsok.

Achuk-GN-1At the age of 26, following the prophecy of Wisdom Dakini, he went to Yachen Gar (Yachen Monastery) in Sichuan. When he met Jamyang Lungdok Gyaltsen Rinpoche (Lama Achuk Rinpoche), tremendous devotion arose in his mind. Lama Achuk Rinpoche was the foremost person of great holiness and virtue in all Tibet. He then served Lama Rinpoche perfectly in the three ways of pleasing the guru, and received many profound teachings from him, especially the empowerments on luminous essence of the mind and instructions in accordance with Longsal and Longchen Nyingtig of Nyingma tradition.

Gyalwai Nyugu practised the pith instructions given by Lama Rinpoche day and night. His practice and realisation has been recognised and highly praised by Lama Rinpoche. He became one of the eminent heart disciples of Lama Rinpoche. Lama Rinpoche recognised him as a reincarnation of Jigme Gyalwai Nyugu. He said, “Jigme Lingpa was one of the heart disciples of Longchenpa and his lineage holder was Jigme Gyalwai Nyugu. Gyalwai Nyugu (born 1975, also known as Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche) is the reincarnation of Jigme Gyalwai Nyugu (born 1765). I give this authentic prophecy to him who possesses the wisdom of knowing all as it is and as it appears. ”

In 2004, in accordance with the Vajra prophecy of Lama Rinpoche, Gyalwai Nyugu successfully revealed the gate of the holy mountain at Domai. Phuba and many other termas were revealed. The auspicious aspirations were made as vast as the ocean for the benefit of the Buddha Dharma and limitless sentient beings.

SONY DSCFrom the age of 18, Gyalwai Nyugu started turning the wheels of the Buddha Dharma both in Sutrayana and Mantrayana to Tibetan and Chinese devotees. From year 2001, following the advice of Lama Achuk Rinpoche, Gyalwai Nyugu has transmitted the teachings of Dzogchen (Great Perfection) to both local and foreign devotees in more than ten countries and regions, including Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, USA and Vietnam.

Gyalwai Nyugu (1975) yearned to undertake a retreat in a cave for life like Jigme Gyalwai Nyugu (1765). However Lama Rinpoche instructed him that he should not stay in solitary practice and that he should compassionately and extensively give the teachings of Dzogchen to sentient beings instead. Therefore to fulfill the wishes of his guru Lama Rinpoche, Gyalwai Nyugu has wholeheartedly transmitted the teachings of Dzogchen to disciples with karmic connections all over the world. By the end of year 2010, he had a vast number of students all around the world.

(Updated: Jan 2015)

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