Gyurme Döndrup Wangyal

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Gyurme Döndrup Wangyal (Tib. འགྱུར་མེད་དོན་གྲུབ་དབང་རྒྱལ་, Wyl. 'gyur med don grub dbang rgyal) (d.1963) — the Tenth Minling Trichen or throneholder of Mindroling Monastery. He was the son of Pema Wangchen (the son of Tertön Rangrik Dorje of Lumorap) and the Ninth Minling Trichen Gyurme Dechen Chokdrup’s daughter, Jetsün Chimé Deden Drolma.

Since the Ninth Minling Trichen, Gyurme Yishyin Wangyal, had only daughters and no sons, the hereditary lineage of the Minling Trichens was in danger of being severed. The Nechung Oracle consistently urged the 13th Dalai Lama to find the ‘true flesh’ of Terdak Lingpa to succeed the throne at Mindroling. The oracle even specifically said that any offspring of Tertön Rangrik Dorje of Lumorab would be equivalent to Terdak Lingpa’s son. Following the Nechung prophecies, along with the 13th Dalai Lama's intervention, Tertön Rangrik Dorje and his son, Pema Wangchen, were invited to Mindroling Monastery. Thus, Tertön Rangrik, restored the great Mindrolling lineage through his first son Pema Wangchen, who took Minling Trichen’s daughter, Jetsun Chimé Deden Drolma as his spiritual wife. Their offspring, Gyurme Döndrup Wangyal, thus became the Tenth Minling Trichen, and the Tri Rab lineage of Mindroling was secured.

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