Khyentse Tulku Dzamling Wangyal
Birth, Family & Recognition
Khyentse Tulku Dzamling Wangyal was recognised as an incarnation of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje by Mingyur Namkhé Dorje, Dza Tsamtrul Rinpoche Kunzang Dechen Dorje, and his father Dudjom Lingpa, and enthroned at Dzagyal Monastery in 1878, at the age of 10, though he remained with his father.
According to Chonyi Drolma, translator of Dudjom Lingpa’s biography:
- ”Some stories relate that Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje, whose unpredictable and sometimes intimidating demeanor were similar to Dudjom Lingpa’s, announced his arrival to his future father before he even passed away. The two met on horseback on a mountaintop and drew swords as if to fight. Dudjom Lingpa told Do Kyentsé they needed nothing from each other, insinuating that each were complete in their realization. Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje countered, saying that he would need to rent a room from Dudjom Lingpa soon. This is thought to allude to his subsequent reincarnation. And of course, he announced himself to Dudjom Lingpa beforehand in a dream”.
Khyentse Tulku Dzamling Wangyal studied with:
Khyentse Tulku Dzamling Wangyal assumed the leadership of Dartsang Kalzang Gompa after the departure of Dudjom Lingpa. One of Khyentse Tulku Dzamling Wangyal’s students is Walshul Sögen Tulku.
- According to Chonyi Drolma, in his autobiography, Dudjom Lingpa recounts that one of his son was slated to arrive in the Female Earth Snake Year, 1869. However, it appears that Khyentse Tulku Dzamling Wangyal, the reincarnation of the legendary wild adept Do Kyentsé Yeshe Dorjé, appeared one year early.”
- Kéza Sangye Tso was the second consort of Dudjom Lingpa, and also mother of Namtrul Mipham Dorje and Tulku Trimé Özer.
- Traktung Dudjom Lingpa, A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master, translated by Chonyi Drolma, North Atlantic Books, 2011.