Accordingly, Khentse Rinpoche also handed over the
Guru Yoga text, along with the image of Guru Padmasambhava, with great
pleasure. Thus, on the 22nd day of the ninth Tibetan month of the
Iron-Hare Year, the day of the Buddha Shakyamuni's Descent from Heaven,
the image was brought to Lhasa and housed in the Tsuglag Khang amidst a
grand ceremonial welcome accorded by the Tibetan government.
The Great Thirteenth Dalai Lama recognized Thupten Konchok (1917-1983)
as the reincarnation of Nechung Rinpoche. This incarnate Nechung
Rinpoche became a great realized master. He also studied Tibetan
literature and astro-science from a learned astrology of Mindroling
Monastery. From 1956 to 1959, he taught Tibetan language at China's
Minority School in Beijing.Following the Chinese occupation, he returned
to Tibet, and was imprisoned for a few months. He ultimately escaped
from Tibet and reached India in 1962. In accordance with his
premonitions, Nechung Rinpoche was able to bring to Nechung Monastery in
India Se-Bag Mug-Chung (Precious Mask), one of the holiest and most
priceless belongings of the great Dharma protector, Nechung. On December
2, 1964, Nechung Rinpoche became a professor at the Ladakh Buddhist
Institute in Delhi.
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