Tulku Jigme Rinpoche


Tulku Jigme Rinpoche represents the future of Nyingmapa Wishfulfilling Center for Study and Practice as the institute's successor and next spiritual leader.

Born in Tibet on June 19, 1983, Tulku Rinpoche was brought before HH Dudjom Rinpoche at six-months old and recognized as the reincarnation of Longchen Yeshi Dorjee, the great terton of the 20th Century known as Kangyur Rinpoche. The reincarnation was independently confirmed by HH the Dalai Lama, HH Sagya Trizin Rinpoche, HH Minling Rinpoche and HH Chogyal Tri Rinpoche.




Directed by HH the Dalia Lama, Tulku Rinpoche completed primary education at Tibetan Children's Village in India. Once completed, he toured France with The Venerable Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche and received a series of initiations from HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, including Khadam Lhashi; Rang Byung Pema Nyingtic; Chogling Dorsem; Terton Sogyal's Purba; Longchen Nyingtic's Rigzen Duba; Yumka; and Kangyur Rinpoche's Tsigdun Ladrup.

In 1994, Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche gave Tulku Jigme Rinpoche all the initiations and transmissions of Tulshik Dorngak Lingpa's, 'Treasure of a Golden Seed of Yangtig Nagpo.' Also that year Tulku Jigme received many long life initiations from HH the Dalai Lama and the Thugdub Yan Nying Kundun initiation. He studied and practiced the 'Thirteen Great Sutras' and the 'Great Sacred Vajra Heart' lineage. In 1998, HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche gave Tulku Jigme the Nyingma Kama initiation and Sharmana. At the same time, and with the knowledge and blessing of HH the Dalai Lama, HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche ceremoniously enthroned Tulku Jigme Rinpoche as the reincarnation of the great terton Longchen Yeshi Dorjee.

Again guided by HH the Dalai Lama, in 2000, Tulku Jigme went for further studies at Namdoling Monastery in South India. While there he received the Rinchen Terzod initiation and studied the Middle Path with learned Khenpos. When HH Penor Rinpoche visited Kathamandu, Tulku Jigme Rinpoche received the 'Nyingtic Yashi' initiation.

In 2003, Tulku Jigme Rinpoche returned to Nyingmapa Wishfulfilling Center to begin advanced studies in kama, Terma, Sutra and Tantra from the Ven. Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche, who has served as his constant guide and master. Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche has passed along to Tulku Jigme Rinpoche all his profound knowledge and insights.

At Nyingmapa Wishfulfilling Center, Tulku Jigme continues to receive constant instruction from the Ven. Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche and the Khentuls and Khenpos at Nyingmapa Wishfulfilling Center. As such, in 2004, and because of his remarkable studies, Tulku Jigme Rinpoche received the shedra's highest certificate. In 2007, at the young age of 22, Tulku Jigme Rinpoche began his teaching career at NWC and made his first US educational tour in 2008.

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