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11-yr-old to head Buddhist sect

November 4, 2009

Times of India
October 30, 2009

DARJEELING: From a follower of the Boston Redsox
national basketball team to being the Rinpoche of
Drukpa Kagyu, a sub-sect of Tibetan Buddhism,
11-year-old Jigme Wangchuk has come a long way in
the past few days. And for this change to happen,
his religious order has waited 759 years.

The boy for Boston is ready to be anointed as the
Rinpoche, the second reincarnation of Gyalwa
Lorepa of the Drukpa sub-sect. He has travelled
to Darjeeling with his family for the holy rites,
which will take place at the Druk-Sa-Ngag Choeling monastery in Dali.

So for Jigme, life will revolve around Buddhist
teachings and philosophy -- a far cry from the
world of pizzas and video games that he loves. In
Buddhism, once the highest Rinpoche recognizes
some one as the reincarnate, the person is deemed
spiritual and the general public will not have
access to him except on religious occasions.
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