Minling Khenchen Ngawang Khyentse Norbu
Minling Khenchen Ngawang Khyentse Norbu (Tib. སྨིན་གླིང་མཁན་ཆེན་ངག་དབང་མཁྱེན་བརྩེའི་ནོར་བུ་, Wyl. rigpawiki smin gling mkhan chen ngag dbang mkhyen brtse'i nor bu) (1904-1968) - Eighth in the line of Minling khenpos. His father was Pema Wangchen and his mother was Chimé Deden Drolma, the daughter of Gyurme Yishyin Wangyal, the eighth Minling Trichen. He was born at Mindroling in the Wood Snake year. He learnt all the common sciences, beginning with reading and writing. He took monastic ordination with Dordzin Ngawang Norbu and received extensive sutra and mantra teachings from him. He also received many teachings, empowerments and Dzogchen rigpawiki instructions from the great khenpo Jampal Dewé Nyima. He was resident for a while at Lumo Rab in Nyarong, where he gave ordination to members of the sangha and gave empowerments and transmissions. He also spent some time at Tserong Draknak monastery, which is a branch of Mindroling, where he gave the entire Dzogchen Ati Zabdön Nyingpo.
He received the Rinchen Terdzö rigpawiki from the sixth Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche at Mindroling. When Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö gave the Nyingtik Yabshyi at Mindroling, he gave an elaborate speech in his honour.
- Ngagyur Nyingma College, 'og min o rgyan smin grol gling gi gdan rabs mkhan brgyud rim par byon pa rnams kyi rnam thar g.yul las rnam par rgyal ba'i dga' ston, Ngagyur Nyingma College, 2002, pp. 180-184