I, Karma Lodro Ringluk Maseng am said to be the 9th reincarnation of the Thrangu Tulkus. I gained a precious human body in the Female Bird Year of the sixteenth cycle (1933). Though I myself have no confidence or proof at all, Situ Pema Wangchuk Gyalpo and the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje recognized me in a wondrous way and so I had the opportunity to enter the gate of the Dharma. Subsequently, Traleg Shedrup Chokyi Nyima invited Khenpo Lodro Rabsel from Shechen Monastery to found a monastic college and though I lacked enough intelligence or diligence to develop any qualities, I did have the fortune to listen and contemplate. Later I encountered many difficulties during a tumultuous time but because of the cool shade of the 16th Karmapa’s compassion, I was very fortunate to at least develop an unmistaken virtuous mind. This is my own story.
Because some people who are close to me made persistent and unrelenting requests for me to write a history of the Thrangu tulkus, I have written this based on the oral and written histories with some points clarified from other life stores.
Note: The Traleg Rinpoches, the Lodro Nyima Tulkus and the Zuru Tulkus are the four main incarnations of Thrangu Monastery along with Thrangu Rinpoche.
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