Ngawang Urgyen Tenzin Jikdral Dorje
Born in August, 2001, Tulku Urgyen Yangsi Rinpoche was enthroned at the age of seven in Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Boudhanath by Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche on Lha Bab Duchen in November, 2008, one of the four great Buddhist holidays that commemorate aspects of Buddha Sakyamuni’s realization and teaching.
Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche enthroned Yangsi Rinpoche with the auspicious name Ngawang Urgyen Tenzin Jikdral Dorje, meaning (ngawang) Sovereign of Manjushri’s wisdom speech (urgyen tenzin) who upholds the teachings of Uddiyana’s Guru Rinpoche with (dorje) unchanging (jikdral) fearlessness.
Yangsi Rinpoche has resided at Nagi Gompa Hermitage since 2009 and displayed a strong preference for contemplative life. At Nagi Gompa and Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, Rinpoche — with the assistance of tulkus and khenpos – has studied Dharma and learned practices preparing him for advanced study and practice. He has received many empowerments from realized lamas, including Yangthang Rinpoche, Chokling Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. For several years, Yangsi Rinpoche has participated in leading Chokling Tersar drubchens along with Chokling Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, and Phakchok Rinpoche at both Nagi Gompa and Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery.
Now that Yangsi Rinpoche is approaching maturity, his Dharma studies and practice have intensified. Based on his impeccable enlightened activity throughout his past lives, and his strong connection with countless realized masters, auspicious circumstances are unfolding for him to continue to guide and benefit beings, both near and far.