Jamyang Choden

Sangyum Jamyang Choden (“Smooth Melodious Lamp of Dharma”) was born in Bhutan into the family of Lama Sonam Zangpo, a direct disciple of Drubwang Shakya Shri.

In the mid 1950’s she became wife of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, the eldest son of Dudjom Rinpoche, with whom they had several children, with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche and Dungse Garab Rinpoche being their eldest sons.

Photo from Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche’s Facebook.

Further reading: DJKR’s memoirs, chapter 10 dedicated to his mother.