Lama Tenzin Phuntsok
Lama Tenzin Phuntsok is one of the most senior of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche’s students, having studied and held senior roles at the monasteries in both India and Nepal, including being the chief chupin for the Rinchen Terdzö empowerments given in Orissa, India. He heads the translation team in translating all Ripa sadhanas into the various languages of the western sangha : EN/FR/ES/DE/RU, and has been responsible for editing and overseeing the translation of His Eminence’s biography into the principal languages used by the Ripa sangha. In addition, he has worked to edit, along with the Venerable Khenpo Chöphel Norbu and Khenpo Tenzin Wangdü, His Eminence’s Gongter texts, comprising sixteen volumes with 634 sections, 9,986 pages and 129 deity pictures.
Lama Tenzin is the Reference Lama of the Ripa International Center and the Ripa Sangha in Europe at large. He is an accomplished ritual master, having received teachings, instructions and initiations from great Lamas, such as H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, H.H. Penor Rinpoche, H.E. Sechen Rabjam Rinpoche, H.E. Chatral Rinpoche, H.E. Karma Chakmed Rinpoche, H.E.Chokling Rinpoche, H.E. Rigzin Gyatso Rinpoche, and especially with great love and compassion from his root gurus, H.E. Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche and H.E. Azin Rinpoche, who taught him all he knows about the ritual aspects and the performance and meaning of the Vajrayana practice.