• Auspicious Birth

    H.E Tsem Tulku Rinpoche was born amidst auspicious signs in Taiwan to the Mongolian Princess Torgut Noyen. She was at peace throughout her pregnancy, and the Princess experienced recurring dreams of a baby elephant wandering into her garden…

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  • A Childhood in Taiwan

    Even as a baby, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche already showed signs of unusual behaviour. At 7 months, monks came and recognised him as a reincarnated Lama. They requested to take the child to the monastery for his spiritual education but his mother did not allow them to take him away…

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  • Moving to America

    In 1972, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche left Taiwan for the United States at the tender age of seven. His mother and grandmother had arranged for him to be adopted by a foster family in Howell, New Jersey, which was home to a large community of Mongolian refugees

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