Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurme Rinpoche
He was recognized as the reincarnation of Jigme Tempay Gyeltsen, the 3rd Tamdrin Lhunpo Chogtrul by Kyabje Drubwang Penor Rinpoche. In conjunction with his recognition, he was enthroned at Namdroling Monastery in Mysore amidst an ocean of lamas, tulkus, and monks presided over by Kyabje Drupwang Penor Rimpoche, who bestowed upon him the name Gyurme Thegchog Shedrub Tenpay Gyaltsen.
At Ngagyur Nyingma College, Mysore, he completed the study and contemplation of Sutra, Tantra, and general liberal arts topics, and completed the full nine-year program. In the manner of a vessel filled to overflowing, from Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, and Kyabje Penor Rinpoche he received a sacred stream of initiations, scriptural transmissions, and instructions, consisting primarily of the Great Precious Treasury of Terma (Rinchen Terdzo) and from his father he received the teaching cycle of Taksham and the Gesar mind treasures.
He is widely renowned for the beneficial power of his ritual presence in many great ritual congregations of Drubchods and Drubchens performed annually at the Ripa Monasteries in India and Nepal, the beneficial power of his command in rites for the well-being of settlement members, and the like, and also for the beneficial power of his blessing on behalf of the infirmed. He currently resides ever expanding his positive deeds in the domains of teaching, practices, and the ritual arts.