Tsem Ladrang Gaden was built and sponsored by my birth father, Lobsang Gyatso, who is a disciple of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and  HH Panchen Lama. Although I had not been in contact with my birth father for long, I reconnected with him when my half-brother, Puntsok, came to visit me in Gaden. Puntsok […]

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I met my root Guru, H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche at Thubten Dhargye Ling (TDL) in Los Angeles, USA. During Zong Rinpoche’s six months’ stay at TDL, I was appointed to be Zong Rinpoche’s personal attendant. I cooked for Zong Rinpoche and his entourage, cleaned their dishes, cleaned and tidied Zong Rinpoche’s room, assisted Zong Rinpoche […]

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In 1972, when I was seven years old, I left Taiwan for America. My birth mother and grandmother arranged for me to be adopted by a Mongolian couple, Boris (Burcha) and Dana Bugayeff at Howell, New Jersey. The Bugayeffs adopted me because they did not have a son. Like most Asian parents, it was their […]

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I was born on 24th October 1965 in Taiwan. My mother, Mongolian Princess Torgut Noyen, Dewa Nimbo whose family has escaped from Mongolia to Taiwan met my father, Lobsang Gyatso, who was managing a Tibetan school for refugees in Taiwan. My mother became involved with my father not knowing that he had a wife and […]

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