The Zhijedpa, Dungzin Dampa Rinpoche, in the Lineage of Pha Gyagompa: A Brief Introduction
Born in Zurkhang Labrang, he descends from the lineage of Pha Gyagompa, a heart disciple of Pha Dhampa Sangye. Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche bestowed upon him his name, saying; “O, a junior Dampa is born. The boy’s name shall be Dhampa Sonam.”¹ Under the kind advice of Kyabje Dzatul Rinpoche, he enrolled in his monastery after completing his high school education. At the monastery, he accomplished almost all the posts and duties asper monastic rules, completed the 9 volume digital edition of the Dzatul Kabum with the Zhijedpa Au Lama Tsultrim Gyaltsen, and performed other services as an offering, so as to delight his root guru.
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The Zhijedpa, Au Lama Tsultrim Gyaltsen: An Introduction
Follower of the sublime Dharma of Pacification of Sufferings (dam chos sdug bsgnal zhi byed), Au lama Tsultrim Gyaltsen from Phuggu karpo in the glorious Dhingri received the protection of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche and could thus enroll in Thubten Choeling Monastery at a very young age. As per the rules, he fulfilled all monastic duties and responsibilities according to the proper steps of seniority. Additionally, he served as the monastery’s main disciplinarian for seven consecutive years.
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