Anyen Rinpoche is the heart son of Tsara Dharmakirti Rinpoche.
Anyen Rinpoche's early days and education were in the presence of and instruction by realized masters. He was recognized as a tulku by the great Dzogchen yogi Lama Chupur at a very young age.
Lama Chupur, who lived with Rinpoche's family in the same yak-wool tent, raised him and gave him all of his early instruction in the Dharma. Lama Chupur introduced seven-year-old Anyen Rinpoche to his root lama Khenchen Tsara Dharmakirti Rinpoche.
After Anyen Rinpoche left his family home to live and study the Dharma at Khenchen Tsara Dharmakirti Rinpoche's shedra in Kham, Tibet, he not only gained recognition as a great scholar (khenpo), but also became a heart son of his root lama.
Thus, Anyen Rinpoche became the fifth in an unbroken lineage of heart sons who received the uncommon lineage of the Longchen Nyingthig and introduction to the Dzogchen teachings directly from the renowned Dzogchen master Patrul Rinpoche.
After coming to America in 2005, he began to teach extensively with the aim to root the Dharma in the West and spread the Longchen Nyingthig teachings.
He founded the Orgyen Khamdroling Dharma Center in Denver, Colorado in 2011 and his centre in Canada in 2016.
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