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Chokling Jigme Palden Rinpoche
Chokling Jigme Palden Rinpoche was born in 1936, the year of the Ox, in eastern Tibet on the day of Lha Bab Duchen, the day of the Buddha’s descent from the gods’ realms to the human realm, which commemorates Buddha Sakyamuni’s return from Tushita Heaven after giving Dharma teaching to his mother and other heavenly beings.
Rinpoche’s supreme root gurus, H.H. 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, H.H. 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (Vajradhara in person), H.H. Adzom Drugpa Rinpoche and H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, Tenzin Gyaltsen, head of the Taklung lineage, all recognized in their same supreme wisdom that he is the incarnation of Chokgyur Lingpa.
Tsatrul Nendo Rinpoche
The 9th Ven. Dokhar Nendo Tsatrul Rinpoche, was born on the 9th January 1974 in Celementown Deradun in India as son of Jigmed Palden Rinpoche and Pema Dolma Khamritshang.
During almost 12 years of study he got trained in Dharma by the Karma Sri Nalanda Institute and received special empowerments from H.E. Kalu Rinpoche, Tulku Tenga Rinpoche, Dilgo Chentse Rinpoche, H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche and teachings by Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche and Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and many others.
Rinpoche's younger son, Jepön Dondrub Tulku, is an emanation of Mahakala Bernagchen.
He was born amidst a variety of marvellous signs on June 21st, 1976, in the western land of Switzerland. When he was three, His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, the supreme Rigpa'i Dorje, recognized him as the reincarnation of Tsurp'u Jepön Döndrup.