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His Eminence Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche Jigme Mipham

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The First Thuksey Rinpoche was the son of the Tenth Gyalwang Drukpa and a root guru of His Holiness the present Gyalwang Drukpa.

The Second Thuksey Rinpoche was born in 1986, on the tenth day of the first Tibetan month in Chushul, Ladakh.

Prior to His birth several oracles and visiting high lamas told his expecting mother that the child to be born would be a great being, and that this special child should be presented to the present Gyalwang Drukpa as soon as he was born.

During the entire week before his birth, strange birds guarded Rinpoche’s house and a light pleasant drizzle of rain showered up upon the village. Unfortunately Rinpoche’s mother died at his birth.

On 30th June 1988, when Rinpoche was two and a half years’ old, he left with His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa for Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling Monastery in Darjeeling. Four months later, the young Rinpoche was formally enthroned at the monastery built by his predecessor. The Gyalwang Drukpa has since been taking care of the upbringing and education of the reincarnation of his Guru, just as his Guru had taken care of him.