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22October2017

Gyalwa Lorepa

Gyalwa Lorepa Jigdral Ugyen Deve Dorje was born on April 10th, 1998 in Cambridge, MA. (United States of America). Because of a strong karmic connection with Drukpa order of Buddhism, he was recognized as a second reincarnation of Gyalwa Lorepa by His Holiness the present Gyalwang Drukpa.

Gyalwa Lorepa is Drukpa master lineage holder of Lower Drukpa tradition, one of the three sub-branches of Drukpa school. The first Gyalwa Lorepa was one of the two main disciples of the first Gyalwang Drukpa Drogön Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje. After being recognized, Gyalwa Lorepa studied traditional Buddhist philosophy and language under the guidance of His Holiness the present Gyalwang Drukpa at Druk Sangag Choeling Monastery in Darjeeling, for the three years. At present he is studying at Dodedrak Buddhist Institute in Thimphu, Bhutan.