Trulshik Pawo Dorje

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Trulshik Rinpoche Kunzang Pawo Dorje, courtesy of Dhongthog Rinpoche

Trulshik Rinpoche Kunzang Pawo Dorje (Tib. ལས་རེ་འཁྲུལ་ཞིག་དཔའ་བོ་རྡོ་རྗེ་, Wyl. las re 'khrul zhig dpa' bo rdo rje) (1897-1962)[1] — the emanation of Melong Dorje and Lhodrak Drupchen. He was from Minyak. He was one of the main students of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö and later of Dudjom Rinpoche. He spent a long time in Kongpo and then stayed in Sikkim, where he passed away in 1960. His spiritual consort, Khandro Pema Dechen, went on to become the consort of Dodrupchen Rinpoche.

He was the teacher of Crown Prince of Sikkim, Palden Thondup Namgyal who later became King. His other students included Dhongthog Rinpoche and Tulku Thondup. Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed several works at his request, especially on the practice of Senge Dongma.


  1. sbas yul 'bras mo ljongs su deng rabs bod kyi bla ma skyes chen dam pa rnams kyis mdzad pa phyag ris ji bsyangs kyi rnam thar shin tu bsdus pa, Gangtok: Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, 2008