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His Emienence Gyeltshen Trulku Rinpoche

gyeltshen trulku1HIs Eminence Kyabje Kuenzang Tenpai Gyeltshen or popularly known as Gyeltshen Tulku was born to a humble couple near Chorten Kora in Trashi Yangtsi, eastern Bhutan, in the year 1953. When he was about five to six years’ old, both his parents left the world and he had to work as a servant for a few years.

Only when he became nine years’ old that he was recognized as the incarnation of Thrulzhi Lam Gyeltshen by His Eminence Lama Sonam Gyeltshen and was installed as the incarnation at the seat of his predecessor.

At his monastery he studied under the tutelage of Ngagtoen Pema Wangchuk who was a disciple of his predecessor. At age twelve, Lama Sonam Zangpo introduced him to His Eminence the First Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche in Darjeeling where he would study for the next ten years.

During his ten years’ stay in Darjeeling, he had not only received innumerable teachings and blessings from Thuksey Rinpoche but also received indispensable teachings from Khenpo Noryang and Khenpo Ngawang Choeda. He was also blessed with ample teachings from His Holiness the late Dudjom Rinpoche.

At age twenty-three, he returned to Bhutan and received Wang Lung Thri from Lama Sonam Zangpo and a complete set of teachings originating from Drubwang Shakya Shri. When he turned twenty-eight years’ old, he went into strict meditation for six years and mastered the Six Yogas of Naropa. Then, he took refuge in Je Khenpo Kinley of Bhutan as his root guru and received all his teachings and blessings. For the last seventeen years he has been constantly helping the needy and directing those deserving and interested to the path of enlightenment. Read more...

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