Pewar Rinpoche is considered a great master of both the Sakya and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, and is the abbot of Pewar Monastery in Tibet.
He was a student of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, from whom he received many teachings and transmissions. Thus, he is one of the oldest living disciples of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.
Pewar Rinpoche was also a favoured companion of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, the late head of the Nyingma school, and many important masters, including Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, have received teachings from him.
Apart from his spiritual accomplishments, Pewar Rinpoche has also made remarkable contributions to the revival of Buddhism in Tibet, and he is very active in the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist Art and texts.
The Gyalwa Karmapa has referred to him as a “living bodhisattva”, and he is regarded as an emanation of Virupa, one of the 84 Mahasiddhas of India.
In November and December 2010 Pewar Rinpoche passed to Gyalwa Karmapa transmission of dam ngag, which reveal the essence of the rime or non-sectarian movement, and are the most famous of Jamgön Kongtrül’s brilliant compilations.
Read a report from the transmission: