- Gyalwa Dokhampa Rinpoche
The Ninth Gyalwa Dokhampa, popularly known as Khamtrul Rinpoche Jigme Pema Nyinjadh was born into the family of His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa. He was born to father Karma Dorjee and mother Chimey Yudon. He was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa and late First Thuksey Rinpoche. A year after the Eighth Gyalwa Dokhampa passed away, his disciple who was one of his regents, requested His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa to look for Khamtrul Rinpoche’s reincarnation. While in retreat in the Hemis Monastery, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa had an experience. In that vision-like and dream-like experience, someone dressed like an Indian sadhu approached His Holiness and said, “I am Khamtrul Rinpoche and I will take rebirth in your family.”
This particular vision appeared two or three times. Finally, in one of his visions, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa saw Khamtrul Rinpoche, who appeared very poor, old and sick, saying “I have been looking for you but you kept neglecting me.”The same morning His Holiness received a letter from a lady requesting for a prayer for her sick baby. Then again His Holiness dreamt of the baby boy who was like a piece of a flesh, fragile and was near the edge of a cliff. His Holiness felt like looking after him but did not, and the baby looked as though he was dying.