Brief Biography of Gyalse Trulku Jigme Tenzin Wangpo
His Holiness, the 8th reincarnation of Desi Tenzin Rabgey, Jigme Tenzin Wangpo was born on the 15th day of 9th month, 1993 of the Bhutanese calendar in the eastern Bhutan, Kanglung in Trashigang District. On the 3rd day of 2nd month, 1999, At the age of five, His Holiness was officially recognized as the 8th reincarnation of Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay and was enthroned to a permanent seat of predecessors at Tango Choeying Phodrang. His Holiness received preaching on ‘Kyil Chog’ from famous spiritual master, viz. Dorlop Kuenley, Lopen Drupthop Penjor and Lopen Namgyel Tshering, ‘Rig Ney’ from H.E. Tsugla Lopen Samten Dorji, ‘Uma’ from Lopen Tshering Dorji, ‘Tshema and Pharchin’ from Lopen Sangay Khandu, and ‘Ngonpa’ from H.E Leytshog Lopen Sangay Dorji. Further, His Holiness also received teaching of ‘‘Mendrel Jabtein’ from H.H the 68th Je-Khenpo Kyabje Jetsun Tenzin Dendup and H.H. 70th Je-Khenpo Ngawang Jigme Choeda. While completing his MA (Masters Degree) course, he gave teaching on ‘Rigney Nga’ and also imparted knowledge on ‘Ngonpar Zoed’, ‘Dra Tshamjor Nga Pa’ and ‘Tshemai Chi Dhoen’, to the students of Tango Buddhist Studies. On 13 march 2014, Rinpoche along with 60 other graduates received the masters degree (MA) certificate from H.H 70 the Je-Khenpo inside the Kuenrey of Puna Dewai Chenpoi Phodrang at Punakha. Rinpoche done his three years course of retreat in his resident at Tango under the excellent guidance of Yongzin Lopen Namgyel Tshering.