About Katok Monastery

Katok Monastery, also transliterated as Kathok or Kathog Monastery, is one of the six principal ("mother") monasteries of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located in Baiyu County, Garze Prefecture, Sichuan, China.

The Nyingma Head, Kathok Getse Rinpoche

Gyurme Tenpa Gyaltsen aka the Fourth Katok Getse was one of the five ‘’Golden ’’ holders of the lineage, a branch of the tradition. At the Nyingma Monlam in Bodhgaya, January 2018, Rinpoche was appointed to be the supreme head of the Nyingma Tradition for three years. At the same meeting of the representatives of the , it was decided to appoint and five other Nyingma  .