Rinchen was born in 1972 in Kham, Dege, in a place called Jodho. His father’s name was Budho and his mother’s was Buloe. He had learned writing and reading until he was eighteen years old, when he received Upasaka vows from Khenpo Ata and enrolled in a monastery. After two years of training in rituals and relevant practices, he attained perfection. When he was twenty years old, he received empowerments of many special deities from Khenpo Ahsher, like Hevajra, Bhairava, Bhutadamara Vajrapani, etc. He stayed for more than two years in retreat, practicing these deities’ sadhanas.


At twenty two, he received full monk’s ordination with the specified number of Sangha monks, the ordination presided by Kyabjay Luding Khen Rinpoche. He also received Hevarja, Bhaivara and Ten Wrathful Deities empowerments from Kyabjay Luding Khen Rinpoche. He did one year retreat practicing these deities. At twenty four, he became the Vajra Master of Tristo monastery. At twenty five, he came to India and received Kalachakra empowerment and Bodhicharayavatara teachings from His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, in Bodhgaya. Adding to all this, he received the Sakyapa’s Thirteen Golden Teachings empowerments from His Holiness Vajradhara, the 41st Sakya Dagtri Rinpoche.


At twenty six, he was enrolled in Dzongsar Shedra, in India. In eight years, he perfected study, contemplation and relevant practices on the six fundamental Philosophical texts, or the Eighteen Great Treatises. From thirty four until forty three, he acted as Khenchen Kunga Wangchuck’s regent and undertook the responsibility of abbot in the Shedra. During these years, he gave teachings to two classes every day and completed teaching most part of the Eighteen Great Treatises. During his holidays, in between his teaching assignments, he received initiations, oral transmissions and teachings on Lamdre Tsogshay, Lamdre Lobshay, Compendium Of Tantras, and Compendium Of Sadhanas from His Holiness Vajradhara, the 41st Sakya Dagtri Rinpoche.


When he was forty three years old, he visited Taiwan. In more than one year, during his stay in Taiwan, he gave teachings on Gateway to the Middle Path (Madhyamakavatara), Bodhicharayavatara, Illuminating the Buddha’s Mind, Treasure of Epistemology and Logic, etc. From time to time,he taught Tantra to Acyarya classes after returning to India.He stayed in retreat on Hevajra,Kecari and Vajrapani for about  two years.After that he spent most of his time doing retreat. He is currently in Dzongsar Shedra regularly doing his evening and morning session practice.

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