Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche: Lineage and Transmission in the Nyingma Tradition
In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, recorded with a live audience, Daniel Aitken speaks with Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche, revered teacher in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and founder of the Danakosha Dharma Center in Finland. Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche as a reincarnation of Drupwang Rogza Sonam Palge, a hidden yogi of eastern Tibet. Third in his line of tulkus, Rinpoche shares stories from the legendary lives of his earlier incarnations as well as their esteemed contemporaries. Now a Dharma teacher based primarily in Europe, Rinpoche discusses his program of study in Finland, where he’s lived for ten years, as well as his own education at the famous Mindrolling Monastery in India. As an introduction to his oral transmission of Buddhahood in this Life, one of the earliest and most influential Dzogchen texts, Rinpoche shares insights on this particular transmission as well as the tradition of transmission more broadly in his lineage.
About the Interviewee
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche as a reincarnation of Drupwang Rogza Sonam Palge. He is the founder and spiritual director of Danakosha Dharma Center in Finland, as well as the first Tibetan Buddhist master residing permanently in Finland. He graduated from the Mindrolling Monastery’s University of Tibetan Buddhism as a certified lineage holder of both sutra and tantra. He divides his time between his own practice and teaching others in monasteries, universities and dharma centers in Europe, Asia and America.