Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang
Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang, also known as Khenpo Ngagchung or Osel Rinchen Nyingpo Pema Lendrel Tsel, is considered by the Tibetan tradition to be an emanation of Vimalamitra, the Indian master who was responsible, with Guru Padmasambhava, for introducing Vajrayana teachings to Tibet in the 8th century and who promised to send an emanation every hundred years.
His teacher was the master Nyoshul Lungtok Tenpai Nyima (1829–1901), an incarnation of the abbot Shantarakshita, who spent twenty-eight years in the company of Patrul Rinpoche, receiving all the Nyingtik teachings, practicing them under his orientation and attaining the utmost accomplishment of the Great Perfection.
He is said to have been a most unusual child.
From his early teens he was kept under the guidance of Tenpai Nyima.
Fully realized in the Longchen Nyingtik teachings, he is the author of the book The Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher, a theoretical explanation of The Words of My Perfect Teacher, written by Patrul Rinpoche, the main master of Tenpai Nyima, his root lama.
In it he saw an immense stupa being destroyed and washed away by a river flowing west into the ocean, and he heard a voice from the sky declaring that millions of beings in that ocean would be benefited.