His Eminence the 4th Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche
Karma Mingyur Dragpa Senge Thinle Kunkhyab Pal Sangpo
Rinpoche was born as the great Beru Khyentse Choekyi Wangpo Rinpoche’s son on 17 December 1995 (according to Wester calendar) in the early morning of Tsongkhapa’s Anniversary (25th day of the 10th month in the Tibetan Calendar), when the stars formed an auspicious constellation. The day before he was born, the 18th Sakya Trichen said in front of many Lamas and Tulkus: “Like prophesied, ‘from the residential quarters of the Great Manjushri’s Temple’ today Jamgon Rinpoche arrived. That day was as well the birthday of the Nepalese king, therefore he performed a long life ceremony.
In 1996, when the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Thaye Dorje, arrived in Bodhgaya he met the young Tulku for the first time. Straight away he exclaimed: “This is the Jamgon Yangsi (Reincarnation) indeed!” He then issued a recognition letter and gave him a name. Kunzig Sharmapa agreed as well and acknowledged him as the Jamgon reincarnation. From His Holiness he received a long-life prayer.
In May 2022, he completed his 3 year and 6 month Tibetan traditional retreat in Pharphing, near Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Long life prayer for H.E. Jamgon Kongtrul
written by H.H. the 17th Thaye Dorje, Karmapa in Kalimpong
Khyenchod nyima tenpai-khorlo-pal.