Dola Tulku Jigme Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

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Dola Tulku Jigme Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Courtesy of CHING HUA DUDJOM FACHANG JINGYELI ASSOCIATION

Dola Tulku Jigme Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche (b.? - d.2000) was a son of Dudjom Rinpoche and Sangyum Kusho Tseten Yudron, and a younger brother of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. Born in Jyekundo, in Eastern Tibet, Tulku Jigme Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche was mainly from the Sakya lineage, and stayed in Tibet when the Chinese invaded in the 1950's.

Dola Tulku Rinpoche was the sixteenth incarnation in the line of Dola Chokyi Drakpa, who had been an actual student of Drogon Chögyal Pakpa[1].

According to Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, “His nature is honest, pure, clean, angry and noble”.[2]

In 1990, he gave all the Dudjom Tersar empowerments and transmissions to Tare Lhamo and her consort Namtrul Rinpoche.

He is also the father of Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche, one of the incarnations of his father Dudjom Rinpoche. According to oral stories of the lineage, this fulfills a promise made by Dudjom Rinpoche to his son before leaving Tibet, telling him that they would meet again in the future. As Dudjom Rinpoche was unable to come back to Tibet, he reincarnated within his own son's family.

Dola Tulku Jigme Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche passed away at 3 am on March 29, 2000 in Xining, Qinghai Province.

His reincarnation, the 17th Dola Tulku, has been recognized by Sayka Dagtri Rinpoche and is named Ngawang Lodro Thupten Chokyi Nyima. The young tulku is the cousin of Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche, having been born as the grandson of Dudjom Rinpoche's sister. [3]


  1. Information founded on
  2. Thinley Norbu, A Brief Fantasy History of an Himalayan, Shambala, 2014, page 12.
  3. News from the official website of Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche

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