The Treasury of Lives

The Yolmo tulku incarnation line was established in the sixteenth century when the Second Yolmo Tulku, Namkha Gyajin, was recognized as the reincarnation of Shakya Zangpo, a treasure revealer associated with the renovation of the Jarung Khashor stupa in Nepal. He was believed to have discovered the hidden land at Yolmo, thus the subsequent incarnation line was named Yolmo. The Third Yolmo Tulku, Tendzin Norbu was an important figure in the Jangter, Northern Treasures, lineage of the Nyingma tradition. 



The Third Yolmo Tulku, Tenzin Norbu, lived during the tumultuous decades of the early seventeenth century and is remembered as an important figure in the Jangter, or Northern Treasures lineage of the Nyingma tradition. He played an instrumental role in the early history of Dorje Drak Monastery by assisting the work of its founder, the Third Dorje Drak Rigdzin, Ngagki Wangpo, and helped ensure its stability by securing the support of the Fifth Dalai Lama and recognizing and enthroning the Fourth Dorje Drak Rigdzin, Pema Trinle.

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b.1726 - d.1789