Tulku Losang Namgyal Rinpoche is spiritual master and the founder of the NR Foundation Nepal who has worked tirelessly for the welfare of all sentient beings. As spiritual adviser he works to bring pure Buddhism into the villages which may have lost their way through outside distractions and the influence of other beliefs. His wish is to bring the four Buddhist traditions together, to foster harmony and non-sectarianism. As Guru Rinpoche predicted, all non-sectarian holders of the new and old traditions would be his emanations. Through his work he aims to uplift the social and spiritual welfare of those in remote and poor areas of Nepal. This includes improving education, the environment and health as well as spiritual advancement. He is also vitally aware of the need to preserve the culture and traditions of all the ethnic groups in Nepal.
Lama Losang Namgyal Rinpoche’s story
Tulku Losang Namgyal Rinpoche (Namgyal Tamang) was born in 1970 in Morea, Raniban VDC ward no.-4, Okhaldhunga to mother Man Maya Tamang and Father Dal Bahadur Tamang. In his previous life, he was abbot of old Tamang Monastery trust of Swayambhu (Dubkhang Choeling Monastery and was renown as Mahasiddha Yogi Maila Kaji Tamang. His real name was Durga Bahadur Lama and his father’s name was Chakra Bahadur Lama (Tamang) and mother’s name was Sukrani Lama Tamang.
He was brought to Kathmandu from Okhaldhunga in 1975 and started to reveal the events of his former life such as recognizing his former monastery, home and family, every object and articles that belonged to him in his previous life.
H.H. 16th Gyalwa Karmapa recognized the six year old boy as the reincarnation of the former abbot of Swayambhu Monastery, Lama Maila Kagi Tamang and given the name Karma Namgyal Gyurme Dorje when he came from Sikkim to Nepal to give initiation in March 10, 1976 at Kaning Shedubling Monastery at Boudha, Nepal.
He started to study Buddha Dharma with Ven. Lobsang gendun in 1976 at Maitri Bihar Swayambhu.He was ordained as a novice monk by Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche and given the name Thupten Samten in 1978. He was brought to Pal Hogme Jhangchhup Choeling (Kopan Monastery) to further study Buddha Dharma and was given basic teaching by the teacher Kyabje Lama Thupten Yeshe and given the name Losang Namgyal Rinpoche.
Later he received the teaching on Buddhist wisdom and method from Kyabje Lama Thupten Zopa Rinpoche and Kyabje Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lama Lhundrup Rigsel.
In 2010, H.H. the XIVth Dalai Lama officially recognized Losang Namgyal Rinpoche as a Tulku. He was enthroned later in that year at Kopan Monastery. He was also enthroned by Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche at the Chhorten Tashi Tamang Monastery in Kathmandu, in the same year.
Since 1993 he started to travel abroad and continued his further studies on Buddhism under the leadership and guidance of Kyabje Lama Thupten Zopa Rinpoche, later in association with various Khenpos, Lamas and Tulkus, he traveled to many places and countries and involved in various activities of spreading Buddha Dharma.
He established the Buddhist Awareness Center and the Namgyal Jyangchub Choeling Monastery and the NR Foundation Nepal and works tirelessly to disseminate the Buddha Dharma and carryout social service activities.