H E Fifth Minyak Rinpoche (Tulku Ogyen Nyima )was born in the morning of 15 August 1976. Rinpoche was a very kind, honest and
pleasant child. In 1984 at the age of nine Rinpoche H.E.Shukgang Matrul Rinpoche and H.E. Sera Yangtrul Rinpoches who recognized
and named him The Fifth Minyak Rinpoche. That same year Rinpoche was accompanied by his parents to see His Holiness Khenchen Jigme
Phuntsok in Serta Monastery. And as His Holinese was very pleased with him and asked him to continue studying in Lharung, but he
came back to learn to read and write under the guidance of Lama Dorje.
In 1989 Rinpoche had reached the age of fourteen and took on all the responsibilities for the monastery, including the role of leader for
major ritual ceremonies' and reading of texts as well as giving empowerments and instructions for these.
H E Fifth Minyak Rinpoche
In 1992 Rinpoche received tantric teachings from H H Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok at the Buddhism five Knowledge University. In 1996 he entered
the Shedra at Palyul and Namdroling Monastery to study and master Buddhist Philosophy including all the subjects taught there completing
these in 2006 having received many high awards for each stage of accomplishment.
On completion of his studies in 2006, he started to teach in both the Namdroling Junior School, Tsogyal Nunnery
Institute and a as well as the Ngagyur Nyingma University.
He was the editor in chief for many books in Ngagyur Rigzod Editorial Committee for 4 years.
In 2008 He received special Master, Doctorate and Professor degree from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, and then
His Holiness requested him to look after his own monastery in Tibet and sent him to Taiwan to teach.
At present he is travelling abroad to several countries giving teachings and instructions.