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Ngawang Jigdal was born June 1, 1973. During his childhood, he always wished to become a monk. In 1985 he became a monk and studied the elementary texts at his native place for two years. His parents had a great wish to send him to one of three great seats of Buddhist Learning in order to give him a good and traditional monastic education. As a result, in 1987, he joined Drepung Gomang Monastery in South India to pursue traditional monastic studies. Since then he has been studying Buddhist Philosophy. He is very skilled in playing the dunchen (big religious horn) and the Tibetan Yak Dance. He is highly trained in the making of beautiful decorated butter sculptures and is a master in the creation of the Sand Mandala. In addition, he is very well-versed with Buddhist religious chants and rituals. (Photo by Robert Falcetti). .
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