秋吉尼玛仁波切(Choyi Nyima Rinpoche)乃噶举传承中一位大成就的上师，1951年生于西藏贵族奘萨(Tsangsar)家庭中。他是第十六世大宝法王根本上师、被誉为「众师之师」的着名大圆满成就者──祖古乌金仁波切的长子。由于血缘关系，他与乃父都是19世纪西藏其中一位最卓着的宁玛派取藏者──秋吉林巴(Terchen Chokgyur Lingpa，大伏藏师殊胜洲尊者)的直系继承人，持有「秋林新伏藏」的家族传承。
秋吉尼玛仁波切被第十六世大宝法王认证为龙树菩萨所化身的止贡噶举大成就者──噶竹千(Gar Drubchen)的第七次转世，小时候于其前生位于中藏那曲地区的寺院──「仲贡土丹达杰林」(Drong Gon Thubten Dargye Ling，仲寺圣教兴隆洲)坐床，成为该寺500位僧人的上师。
1974年，他离开隆德寺，与父亲乌金仁波切、弟弟则吉秋林仁波切，到尼泊尔建立噶宁谢竹林(Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling，噶举宁玛讲修洲)。当第十六世大宝法王来为寺院开光后，任命秋吉尼玛仁波切为该寺住持。
仁波切是加德满都「自生智慧(Rangjung Yeshe)高级佛学院」的创办人，遍布全球的「法舍」(Dharma House)道场与「禅院」(Gomde)闭关中心的精神导师；他还创立了法轮出版社(Dharmachakra Publishers)，制作了众多学术译着；发起了「法日」(Dharmasun)线上广播学佛项目，每逢周六早上主持备受注目的演讲。同一时间，他仍继续管理尼泊尔的噶宁谢竹林及其所属的男众、女众寺院。
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche is an accomplished high Lama of the Kagyu tradition born into the distinguished Tsangsar family of Tibet in 1951. He is the first-born son of the “guru of gurus,” the celebrated dzogchen master H.E. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche who was root-guru to the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. By bloodline, both father and son are the direct descendants of one of the most outstanding Nyingma treasure-finders of 19th century Tibet, Terchen Chokgyur Lingpa, and thus uphold the family lineage of the Chokling Tersar.
Recognized as the 7th reincarnation of the Drikung Kagyu mahasiddha, Gar Drubchen, and an emanation of Nagarjuna, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche was enthroned as a small boy at his predecessor's monastery, Drong Gon Thubten Dargye Ling Monastery, in Nakchukha, Central Tibet where he resumed his role as Dharma Master to 500 monks.
Under the close supervision of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, Rinpoche enrolled in Rumtek Monastery at the age of 13 where he studied with great masters of both the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He earned the degree of Khenpo (Professor of Divinity) before the age of 20.
In 1974, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche left Rumtek and joined his father and brother, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, in Nepal where together they established Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. After the 16th Karmapa consecrated the newly-built monastery, he installed Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche as its young abbot.
In 1980, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche embarked on a world tour of Europe, the United States, and Southeast Asia. Both were extremely well-received as they gave Dzogchen and Mahamudra teachings and empowerments to thousands of Buddhists.
Throughout his life, Rinpoche has devoted all his energy, skills and resources to teaching and preserving the Dharma. With a concise, lucid and humorous approach, he imparts the very core of the Buddhist teachings, revealing the natural simplicity of Enlightened Mind. He has been teaching for almost 35 years, and continues to travel widely in Europe, the Americas, Russia and Asia, addressing thousands of people on his retreats and lecture tours.
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is the founder of the Rangjung Yeshe Institute for Advanced Buddhist Studies in Kathmandu, and spiritual head of a world-wide network of “Dharma Houses” and “Gomde” Buddhist retreat centres. Moreover, he established Dharmachakra Publishers, who have produced numerous scholarly translations, as well Dharmasun which broadcasts online Buddhist study programs and his popular weekly Saturday Morning Talks. At the same time, he continues to supervise Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery and its affiliate monasteries and nunneries in Nepal.