Terma Relics

Ribur Rinpoche

Ribur Rinpoche (1923-2006) was born in the Kham region of Tibet, and was recognised by the 13th Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the head lama of Ribur Monastery. After studying at Sera Me Monastery, where he received numerous teachings from his root guru, Pabongka Rinpoche, Rinpoche received his geshe degree in 1948.

Since his exile to India in 1985, Ribur Rinpoche wrote numerous biographies of great lamas such as the 13th Dalai Lama and an extensive history of Tibet, which includes his autobiography. Ribur Rinpoche spent many years living in northern California where he gave teachings and led retreats, before returning to Sera Monastery in South India, where he passed away in 2006.



The ash relics of Ribur Rinpoche were added to the Tour by Lama Zopa Rinpoche who was present at Ribur Rinpoche’s cremation in India in 2006.