His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has praised Khenpo Rinchen repeatedly during the empowerments and teachings at Bodhgaya in India, Lerab Ling in France, Ladakh in India, and Sarnath, Varanasi in India,
“Khenpo Rinchen is the only Khenpo who has mastered the scholarships of Sakya, Kagyu, Gelug, and Nyingma.”
Many of the present Khenpos and Teachers of Sakya, Nyingma, and Kagyu are his students.
Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro’s upadesha to his heart disciple Sakya Khenchen Rinchen Zangpo,
“The profound essence of the most profound Dharma Dzogpa Chenpo, obtained from the kind blessings of the Guru, and the Wish Fulfilling Lamdre, the oral lineage Dharma of Shri Virupa, ultimately agree on the same essential point. They differ only in method of gradual and sudden instructions. Further, give up bias about different schools.”
Then Khenchen Rinpoche Rinchen Zangpo requested his Guru for divination about his practice, and received instruction
“Practice Madhyamika, Mahamudra, and Dzogchen combined into one.