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Kyabje Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche Chokyi Senge

choegon csHis Eminence the Ninth Kyabje Drukpa Choegon Chokyi Senge was recognized at the age of four by H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage. Karmapa presented H.E. the Eighth Khamtrul Rinpoche with three letters detailing the precise location of Kyabje Drukpa Choegon's whereabouts, the house, his family names, and the year of his birth. H.E. Khamtrul Rinpoche then along with many yogis visited Rinpoche's yogic parents in the remote Himalayan region of Kinnaur.

Rinpoche was enthroned at the age of six at Khampagar monastery, India. He then began his formal education and training which included reading, writing, calligraphy, rituals, sand mandala, visualization and meditation. At fourteen years of age, Rinpoche was invited to Bhutan by H.E. Khamtrul Rinpoche. H.E. Khamtrul Rinpoche transmitted the complete teachings of the Drukpa tradition to him.

Rinpoche's main teacher in this lifetime have been H.E. the Eighth Khamtrul Rinpoche, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, H.E. Trulshik Adeu Rinpoche, H.H. Je Khenpo of Bhutan and Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche. At the advice of H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Rinpoche completed many pratices in retreat including Vajrakilaya, Green Tara, Buddha Amitayus, Varapani, Kurukkulle, Padmasambhava, etc.

Rinpoche is currently involved with projects including building of a new monastery in Kullu and the establishment of nunnery in Kinnaur, the place of his birth. In addition, Rinpoche funds the renovation and preservation of many old temples throughout the western Himalayan regions.


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