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Jalsan was born in Tianzhu Tibetan Autonomous County, Gansu, on the 13th day of the 12th month in the lunar calendar. He went to Alxa League, Inner Mongolia in 1958 to attend primary school. After his middle school graduation, he participated in the Down to the Countryside Movement. In 1978, he entered the M.A. programme in Mongolian language at the Inner Mongolia University. After his graduation, he went to Japan in 1985 to study for a further two years as an international student at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies before returning to Gansu to study Tibetan at the Northwest University for Nationalities in 1988.
Jalsan is a Tulku of the Southern Temple of the Helan Mountains, the largest Buddhist temple in Inner Mongolia. He is also involved with a number of organisations relating to Buddhism in China: he is a board member of the Buddhist Association of China, president of the Buddhist Association of Inner Mongolia, and principal of the Buddhist School of Inner Mongolia.