Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche is a revered Nyingma lama known for his directness, profundity, and near perfect memory. He was born in Eastern Tibet in 1951, the eldest son of the third Neten Chokling Rinpoche, and resetted with his family in Sikkim in 1959. He is currently based in Bir, India and travels throughout Europe and Asia teaching the dharma.
He received teachings from Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (predecessor of the current Dzongsar Khyentse) and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He also attended Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche for many years, and in that capacity, accompanied Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to Boulder in 1982. During that very important visit, Khyentse Rinpoche bestowed the Sakyong empowerment on Trungpa Rinpoche.
Orgyen Tobgyal is also an actor, and played the role of Geko (master of discipline of the monastery) in Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's film The Cup (1999). He also played the role of yogi/teacher to Milarepa in Life of Milarepa -- Part I, a film directed by the current Neten Chokling, and was the artistic director for this movie.