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... On the conclusion of his retreat the Karmapa went on pilgrimage, visiting Samye (bsam yas), Marpa's house in Lhodrak, and Bhutan, on the invitation of the Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ('jigs med rdo rje dbang phyug, 1928-1972). He arrived at the Kurje Lhakhang (sku rje lha khang) in April, 1944, and visited other royal monasteries as well, such as Tashi Choling (bkra shis chos gling) and Wangdu Choling (dbang 'dus chos gling), presiding over public audiences for thousands of devotees. He returned to Tsurpu in the summer of 1944, and received full ordination from Situ. ...
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In 1961, the Third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorje Wangchuck ('jigs med rdo rje dbang phyug, 1928-1972) instructed Pema Tsewang to join the newly established Rikzhung (rig gzhung) Institute at Semtokha (sems rtogs kha) as one of its tutors ...
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