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Jikdral Changchub Dorje
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His father was Khenpo Ngawang Norbu, a close disciple of Khenpo Shenga and his mother was Tsari Khandro Tsering Chödrön. In accordance with the prophecies of his predecessor, Thupten Chökyi Dorje, he was born in the Wood Pig year, near Lhasa. He was brought to Dzogchen Monastery and his enthronement was attended by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, the king and queen of Derge, Lingtsang Gyalpo and all the tulkus and lamas of Dzogchen and all the surrounding monasteries.
His main tutor was Khenpo Yönten Gönpo (1899-1959), who was also known as Khenpo Gönri. He also received empowerments and teachings from Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö and many other lamas, including his own father Ngawang Norbu, Khenpo Thupten Nyendrak, Khenpo Pema Tsewang and the famous Khenpo Thupga. He received full monastic ordination from Khenpo Thupten Nyendrak.