Story about our Khenpo
Dzongsar Khen Rinpoche Khyenrab Wangchuk's root teachers are H.E. Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk Rinpoche, H.H. Sakya Trichen Ripoche, H.H. 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, H.E. Ngor Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, H.E.Khenchen Appey Rinpoche and H.E.Dzongsar Ngari Choje Rinpoche.
Khenpo la was born in Derge Dzongsar in Eastern Tibet on 20th April, 1970. When he was fourteen years old, he came to India through Mustang, in Nepal. In 1986, he joined Dzongsar college in Bir, (India), on the advice of his beloved mother.
He was ordained under H.E. Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk Rinpoche, who was the principal of Bir Dzongsar college and who became his main teacher. He studied at the college for many years before becoming an assistant teacher. He also completed several traditional monastic degrees in Buddhist Philosophy (Shastri and Acharya degrees), and he received teachings in all the five main Buddhist topics. In 1998, he was enthroned as a Khenpo (Abbot) by H.E. Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk Rinpoche.
After that, he worked as a Khenpo in the Dzongsar college. In 2000, Khenpo la went to Dharamsala to improve his Tibetan language at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, as advised by his root teacher. It was there that he improved his English, learning from wandering Dharma friends. Khenpo la reached Nepal again in 2002 and lived there with his uncle, Dzongsar Ngari Rinpoche. Rinpoche advised him to teach Dharma to foreigners at that time, and he did. He share his Dharma knowledge overseas, and began a journey which continued for many years.
Khenpo la traveled throughout the world: to Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, France, USA, Germany, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan, amongst other places. Khenpo la also established a Dharma center in Ipoh, Malaysia called Dzongsar Ngari Manjushri dharma center In 2007, the General Secretary of Tharlam Monastery in Kathmandu Nepal, invited Khenpo la to teach Dharma to the students of his monastery.
Khenpo la enjoys teaching many different people, and to share with all his students everything that I know about the Dharma. The great Buddha said that the best gift is wisdom and knowledge that is dedicated to others in order to benefit sentient beings.