His Holiness Karmapa Khakyab Dorje, the 15th Karmapa, was told in his dreams that in order to prolon\g his life, he needed to take a con\sort who was an emanation of the Yogini Yeshe Tsogyal (con\sort, disciple, and spiritual heir of Padmasambhava). The emanation predicted in his dreams was Urgyen Tsomo, who had been born into a family living near Tsurphu. When she was found, she was sixteen years old. Endowed with spon\taneous realisation she performed the purification practise of Dorje Namdjoma for the Karmapa, because at that time he was very seriously ill. Every day she had to repeat this practise and was able in this way to prolon\g the life of the Karmapa for another nine years. After His Holiness the Karmapa passed away Urgyen Tsomo lived at the retreat center in Tsurphu doing many retreats and guiding others on the path to liberation, becoming known as The Great Khandro of Tsurphu. When Urgyen Tsomo was about to pass away, the nuns who were with her requested her to take birth again, and she explained that she would be born in Zangdok Palri and they would meet her there.
Khandro Tsering Paldron, endowed with the lineage of Yeshe Tsogyal, was born at the mon\astery of Zangdok Palri in Kalimpon\g in the Tibetan fire sheep year (1967) as the eldest daughter of His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche.
At the age of on\e year Khandro Tsering Paldrön manifested many auspicious signs by which the 16th Karmapa Rigpe Dorje recognized her to be the reincarnation of the Great Khandro of Tsurphu. When she was three years old an official announcement was made, and she was later enthron\ed.
Khandro Tsering Paldron, known now as the Venerable Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, was also recognized by His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who became a close teacher.
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