Dola Tulku Jigme Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
Dola Tulku Jigme Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche (b.? - d.2000) was a son of Dudjom Rinpoche and Sangyum Kusho Tseten Yudron, and a younger brother of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. Born in Jyekundo, in Eastern Tibet, Tulku Jigme Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche was mainly from the Sakya lineage, and stayed in Tibet when the Chinese invaded in the 1950's.
According to Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, “His nature is honest, pure, clean, angry and noble”.
He is also the father of Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche, one of the incarnations of his father Dudjom Rinpoche. According to oral stories of the lineage, this fulfills a promise made by Dudjom Rinpoche to his son before leaving Tibet, telling him that they would meet again in the future. As Dudjom Rinpoche was unable to come back to Tibet, he reincarnated within his own son's family.
Dola Tulku Jigme Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche passed away at 3 am on March 29, 2000 in Xining, Qinghai Province.
- Thinley Norbu, A Brief Fantasy History of an Himalayan, Shambala, 2014, page 12.