The third Ju Mipham Rinpoche
is one of today's great scholars and masters of the Nyingma tradition.

He was born in Tibet in 1949 and recognised by Tengye Rinpoche of Lab as the reincarnation of Mipham Rinpoche. In 1959 Tengye Rinpoche, due to his realisation, manifested the rainbow body when he died, i.e. he died without leaving a body. There were many people present who witnessed this event.
In 1959, when Mipham Rinpoche was ten years old, the official dharma practice became impossible in Tibet because of the political changes. However, due to a grave illness, Mipham Rinpoche was permitted to remain in his monastery, Junyung Gompa. There he concentrated on his Buddhist education in philosophy and meditation. He spent 13 years in retreat and practiced during this time, among many other practices, a total of 2000 Nyungne-fasting rituals on the 1000-armed Chenresig.
Later Mipham Rinpoche obtained the permission to rebuild the Junyung Gompa monastery. He invited the 10th Panchen Rinpoche and other masters to the monastery. The former advised him on the rebuilding and Mipham Rinpoche dedicated his time to the restoration for as long as his health permitted. Having suffered from a paralytic stroke he left Tibet in 1994 to receive further medical treatment.

Today Mipham Rinpoche lives together with his wife at KIBI in Delhi, India.
He is temporarily in a long retreat.
  Shown in the photo here Mipham Rinpoche is together with his wife and sons, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Thaye Dorje and his younger son, the Gelugpa and Sakya tulku, the 14th Sonam Tsemo Rinpoche.

Mipham Rinpoche would like to address practitioners all over the world to obtain the support necessary for his monks
in the Junyung Gompa monastery in Eastern Tibet -
in order to enable them to maintain the meditation practice
they used to carry out for centuries.

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