Khenpo Gyeltshen Chodak was born in Kham area in 1971. He started his basic study and liturgical practices at the age of seven. At the age of seventeen he received his novice vow and some empowerments from Lama Gela of Dege monastery.
Khenpo Nyima Gyeltshen was born in 1976. Joined Drikung lineage in 1986 and studied for one year. He joined Dzongsar Shedra in1994 and studied with Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk and Khenpo Rinchen for seven years.
The seventh Phakchok Rinpoche was born on 25/5/1981 to Tseke Chokling, a descendant of great Chokgyur Lingpa, and Dechen Peldon.
Khenpo Choying Dorjee was born in 1974. He learned reading and writing at the age of six. When he was sixteen, he received numerous initiations and teachings from Leda Jangchub Dorjee and his monastic vow from the great teacher Gila Rinpoche alias Ngawang Chophel Zangpo when seventeen.
Khenpo Jamyang Losel was born in 1968.He received his full ordination as monk from His eminence Luding Khen Rinpoche Jamyang Tenpai Nyima at the age of twenty.
Introduction to Buddhism, the first monthly Dharma program initiated by Dzongsar Khyentse ChokyiLodro Institute got under way on 8th August 2018, with the first teaching bestowedby Kyabje