措嘎哇仁波切(1932~2005)是藏醫兩大傳承之一 Chagpori 傳承持有者，也是一位尊貴的佛法導師。
Born into a noble family in Thro Thralung, near Gyangtse, in the province of Tsang, in west-central Tibet, in 1931. His father was an important officer in the Tibetan government. When he was just abe to walk and talk, he led his parents to “his monastery”-- not one of the noticeable temples of Gyangtse but a small hermitage behind a hill. Here without being asked he identified his possessions from his previous life as a Buddhist master and physician.
He was first educated at home, but at the age of sixteen he was sent to Lhasa to study medicine under the great physician Nyerongsha Rigzin Lhundrub Paljor. This latter was a successor to the lineage of the Chagpori monastic school of medicine and a widely famed physician. He had at that time his own clinic, medicine production facility and apprenticeship programme.
Ven.Dr.Trogawa Rinpoche studied with him for nine years, and became accomplished in all aspects of Tibetan Medicine. He is one of his master's principle successors. As an incarnate lama, he also studied and practiced the Buddhist path in depth during this time, including its most essoteric practices, and so became famed as both a spiritual master and as a physician.
For some time he practiced medicine in the town of Drigung, but in 1957 he moved to Sikkim (then an Indian protectorate) in the company of the great Buddhist Master, Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro. After his master's passing in 1961 he moved to Darjeeling, in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas, where he lives and practices today. After the fall of Tibet, he was one of the last masters free to teach and practice Tibetan Medicine. In 1963 he was appointed chief medical teacher at the Tibetan School of Medicine and Astrology, in Dharamsala, India, the institute directed by H.H.Dalai Lama. After some years at this school he left for health reasons, and then spent a number of years in retreat in the forests of Bhutan, peeriodically emerging to treat patients. He returned to Darjeeling in the 70's, where he still lives and practices. Since 1983 he has also taught at various conferences in the west. In 1994 he founded the Chagpori Institute of Tibetan Medicine. He still directs this school and is the consulting physician for all its clinics.
Ven.Dr.Trogawa Rinpoche is today considerred one of the pre-eminent masters of Tibetan Medicine. He is the chief teacher of Shakya Dorje and granted him his qualification as an Emchi (physician of Tibetan Medicine).
The great healer Ven.Dr.Trogawa Rinpoche left the world on May 11, 2005. He had not been ill apart from a hip injury. He spent the last months of his life in spiritual retreat, first at a temple in Siliguri, Bengal, and then at the monastery of Choten Gonpa in Gangtok, Sikkim. In his last days he was surrounded by close desciples and by other lamas. As is often the case with Buddhist masters, his remains did not deteriorate after his passing. He is deeply mourned by his many students and spiritual desciples, and by his many patients. All who knew him remember his deep kindness and compassion, his infinite wisdom, his deep understanding of healing. His legacy lives on in Chagpori, in the work of his students, in the healing he carried out and in the spiritual lives of all he touched. Therre is a blogsite for reminisces of Ven.Dr.Trogawa Rinpoche: http://trogawa.blogspot.com