20th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche

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His Holiness

20th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche
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Born (2005-01-23) 23 January 2005 (age 13)
Kyagar , Nubra, Ladakh, India

20th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, Thubstan Nawang[1] or Stanzin Nawang Jigmed Wangchuk,[2] (born 23 January 2005) was born to Yab Dorjey Tsering and Yum Sonam Dolkar in Kyagar village in Nubra valley in Ladakh and has been introduced to the monastic life in Samstanling Gonpa before enthroned on 12 August 2010 in Pethup Gonpa in Spituk.[3] He is believed to be the 20th incarnation of Kushok Bakula Rinpoche.


  1. ^ "India - Kushok Bakula Rinpoche born again in Ladakh". buddhachannel.tv. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  2. ^ "IALS Gallery & Essays :: LadakhStudies.org". ladakhstudies.org. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  3. ^ "reachladakh.com - Arrival of 20th Bakula Rinpoche in his monastery". Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2010.