In 1943, Kangyur Rinpoche and Jetsün Jampa Chökyi married and together they had six children. She continued to serve Kangyur Rinpoche and his activities until her very last days. She passed away in Portugal on February 15th, 2004, at the age of 84 (on the 25th day of the 11th month, according to the Tibetan lunar calendar).
Jetsün Jampa Chökyi
Although exceedingly humble, Jetsün Jampa Chökyi inspired everyone who met her with the wisdom and compassion that ceaselessly radiated from her. Her entire life was devoted to study and practice. She was regarded by many high lamas, and by all who knew her, as a truly accomplished practitioner. For all of us who had the great fortune to meet her, she has forever changed our lives with her kindness and realization.
Every year, the Chanteloube community gathers on the day of her anniversary to perform the practice of tsok and to commemorate her extraordinary life.
Jetsün Jampa Chökyi with Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche in Monchique, Portugal, 2003
Jetsün Jampa Chökyi in Dordogne, France