Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet in 1953, the second son of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Recognized by the Karmapa as the fourth reincarnation of the great 19th-century tertön Chokgyur Lingpa Rinpoche, he studied at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim and received transmissions of the entire Nyingma lineage from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Dudjom Rinpoche. He lives at Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling, one of the largest monasteries in Nepal, where he serves as Vajra Master, presiding over the Vajrayana rituals for the living and dead. He is a tertön and ngakpa with a wife and four children. His oldest son, Phakchok Rinpoche, is an important Taklung Kagyü tulku, while the youngest, Yangsi Rinpoche, is the reincarnation of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. His book Lotus Ocean is available through Rangjung Yeshe Publications.