His Holiness the Fifth Karma Kuchen Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness Dujom Rinpoche and Penor Rinpoche as the unmistaken incarnation of previous Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, Karma Thegchog Nyingpo.
He was invited to Namdroling Monastery where Penor Rinpoche looked
after him and provided him with basic religious education. Karma Kuchen
Rinpoche excelled in all the monastic training and mastered all the
traditional knowledge of The Palyul Lineage. He also received numerous
Nyingma Teachings from great masters such as His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse
Rinpoche and Penor Rinpoche.
Keeping in view of his wonderful qualities of a master, His Holiness
Penor Rinpoche appointed him as the Head of the Palyul Mother Monastery
in Tibet in 1994. On 14 August 2000, he was formally enthroned as the
lineage holder of the Palyul Tradition and is now the 12th throne
holder of The Palyul Lineage. Penor Rinpoche on many occasions appreciated
his efforts in holding the pure lineage of Palyul tradition and dissemination
of Buddha Dharma in the Land of Snows.
The significant achievement of Karma Kuchen Rinpoche since his arrival
in Tibet was that he had built many temples, stupas, prayer wheels,
images of deities and other objects of veneration and faith. Under
the direction of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, he has built a very
grand and magnificent temple within the monastery premises.
Of the many remarkable qualities that he possesses, the most striking
quality is his strict and pure observance of all the vows of a monk.
He is thus the embodiment of pure conduct in these degenerate times.