His Holiness the Je Khenpo

His Holiness the Je Khenpo is the Rig-dag and spiritual head of Bhutan. In accordance with the Bhutanese constitution, His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo, on the recommendation of the Lopon Lhengyes (Minister-ranking Masters) appoints a learned and respected monk, ordained in accordance with the Druk-lug, skilled in the nine qualities of a spiritual master and accomplished in the Ked-dzog (stages of development and completion) as His Holiness the Je Khenpo. His Holiness the Je Khenpo is the Chairman of the Dratshang Lhentshog (Council for Religious Affairs).  The current Je Khenpo Trulku Jigme Choedra is the 70th in the line of succession to the Vajra throne.



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