Taktser Rinpoche

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Taktser Rinpoche (Tibetan: སྟག་མཚེར་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་, ZYPY: Dagcêr Rinboqê; Chinese: 当彩活佛) was a Tibetan lama. Thupten Jigme Norbu, the brother of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, was recognized in Tibetan Buddhism as his reincarnation.

On September 5, 2008, Norbu, 86, died at his Indiana, USA home after illness for many years. He was survived by his wife Kunyang Norbu, and 3 sons.[1][2]


  1. ^ Staff (5 September 2008). "Dalai Lama's brother dies at the age of 86: official". AFP via Google News. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  2. ^ Lim, Benjamin Kang (6 September 2008). "Dalai Lama's pro-independence brother dies in U.S.". Reuters. Retrieved 2010-02-04.