The Third Incarnation of Dzogchen Rinpoche
The Third Incarnation of Dzogchen Rinpoche:
Ngedon Tendzin Zangpo
[The third Dzogchen Rinpoche was born] in the north, on the right side of a gently flowing blue river in the Dzachu region, in the tribe of H'or. After being enthroned, Ngedon Tendzin Zangpo Ati Tenpe Gyaltsen sat at the feet of many learned and accomplished masters, such as the Dzogchenpa Rangjung Dorje. He perfected the learning, contemplation and concentration on the points of the Dzogchen Khandro Nyingthik practices and gave innumerable teachings on the Kama and Terma traditions of the Old Translation School.
Countless beings who held the lineage received the ripening empowerment and liberating instructions, including his main disciples Dodrupchen Kunzang Shenphen, Barchung Jigme Gocha, Sengtruk Pema Tashi. In the upper part of the valley, he established a retreat center where thirteen retreatants attained the luminous halo or later attained the rainbow body. In the middle, he established thirteen dharma learning centers for Düpa Do, Gyutrul Drawa and others of the Kama tradition and for the flawless tradition of sutra and tantra. In the lower part, he set up thirteen great water wheels of mantras so that even the water element served the dharma. Many texts of the New and Old translation schools of tantras teachings were printed, continuing the incomparable virtuous and kind activities benefiting both this and other lineages of dharma.