Ngawang Tenzin Choekyi Lodoe Rabsel,
DHARAMSHALA, July 9: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has recognized a Tibetan boy born in Nepal as the reincarnation of one of his teachers and former head of Nyingma, the oldest tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Tibetan spiritual leader gave his seal of recognition to Ngawang Tenzin Choekyi Lodoe Rabsel, a Tibetan boy born to Choeling Trulku Ngawal Choepal Gyatso and Paylung Tsewang Dolma in Kathmandu on July 25, 2013.
The announcement was made on July 6 to coincide with the 80th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Previous Trulshik Rinpoche
Born in Lho Talung, Tibet in 1923, previous Trulshik Rinpoche, at the age of four was recognized by abbot Ngawang Tenzin as the reincarnation of his heart lama, Trulshik Tendru Dorje.
In 1959, following China's invasion of Tibet, Rinpoche sought refuge in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal and later established Thupten Choling monastery, Nepal's largest monastery.
Trulshik Rinpoche was considered the spiritual heir to several high Nyingma lamas like Dudjom Rinpoche and Dilgyo Khentse Rinpoche.
Trulshik Rinpoche passed away in July 2011 in Nepal. As a mark of respect for one of the greatest teachers of the Dharma, Trulshik Rinpoche, offices of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) remained closed for a day following Rinpoche’s demise.