His Eminence Mindrolling Khenchen Rinpoche was offered the prestigious Bharat Jyoti Award during the conference entitled “Global Participation in India’s Economic Development” held in New Delhi on December 4th, 2010. The event was organized by the India International Friendship Society and was attended by Cabinet Ministers from the Centre (New Delhi) and various States, Members of Parliament, Industrialists, Social Workers and intelligentsia. These Awards were given to a few extraordinary men and women who have specialized in various fields like the science and technology, education, industry, fine arts, politics and social work in lieu of the yeoman services rendered with excellence in their respective fields. Numerous radio, tv, and publishing news media were present to report the event to the local communities.
H.E. Minling Khenchen Rinpoche was among the few to receive this Award for his remarkable role and responsibilities at such a young age, excellence in meritorious service, and outstanding performance in various countries. Rinpoche would like to express his thanks to all members of the Mindrolling Eastern Sun Group for their kind support and continuous hard work for which he received this prestigious award. Mindrolling (in India) supported the honorable event with a special occasion celebration.
His Eminence Minling Khenchen Rinpoche was born in Tibet in 1970, and raised there until his arrival in India at the invitation of His Eminence Khochhen Rinpoche in 1983.
His Eminence Minling Khenchen Rinpoche was recognized as the incarnation of Minling Khenchen Ngawang Khenrab Gyatso by Lhathog Rinpoche, and has studied extensively with many various great teachers of the Nyingma Lineage. His Eminence Khenchen Rinpoche began his studies with Khenpo Thoru Tsenam in Tibet and continued on to learn from many other teachers including Venerable Dhagpo Rinpoche from whom he learned the arts of calligraphy, traditional recitation of texts, and the study of rituals. His Eminence Khenchen Rinpoche later studied for four years at the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, the shedra of Palyul Namdrolling Monastery in South India.
His Eminence Khenchen Rinpoche has received numerous transmissions and empowerments from Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje Penor Rinpoche, Kyabje Trulzhig Rinpoche and Kyabje Tsetrul Rinpoche.
His Eminence Khenchen Rinpoche currently presides over the Shedra of Mindrolling, Ngagyur Nyingma College, in Mindrolling Monastery in Dehra Dun, India.