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9th Thubtan Chos-kyi Langpo

When Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche was about to attain mahaparnirvana, he foretold that he would be reborn in this same monastic center when the juniper tree near his hut bore fruit. As he prophesized, he took rebirth in the year 1887 as Rigdzin Palchen Düpa. Khenchen Ngawang Palzang and many other sublime masters recognized him as the reincarnation of Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche. At the age of seven, he was invited to Palyul Monastery and enthroned elaborately. He took the novice vow from Je Chökyi Nyima and received many profound teachings too. Later, he became a fully ordained monk under the bestowment of Khenchen Ngawang Palzang and was named Thubten Chökyi Langpo. Since he strictly guarded the precepts of vinaya like the pupil of his eyes, he became head of all the ordained monks and nuns. Moreover, he received all the pith instructions of the Great Perfection of the oral lineage and actualized the innate nature of the primordial wisdom, the union of awareness and emptiness. A treasure prophesy of Sang-ngag Lingpa said that a shedra (monastic university) would come forth at Palyul retreat center and many sutra teachings would prevail which had never existed before. So in the year 1923, he established a new shedra called Thösam Norbu Lhünpo which includes illustrious temple and representations within it. Khenpo Ngagi Wangpo took the responsibility of dharma teaching emphasizing the philosophical tradition of the “Four Omniscient Masters” and the study of the Sutra Which Gathers all Intentions, the Magical Net, and the Mental Class, which propagated like a soaring lake of summer. In brief, Rigzin Palchen Düpa engaged only in enlightened activities to mature the teachings and all beings. In the year 1932, at the age of 46, his wisdom mind dissolved into the dharmadhatu.