Khenmo Konchok Tsechik, DDSC Resident Ani
Venerable Khenmo Konchok Tsechik was born in 1982, became a nun of the Drikung Samtenling Nunnery in Dehradun, India in 2001 and received her novice vows in 2002. From 2001 to 2006, She studied Buddhist philosophy, liturgies and rituals of the Kagyu lineage, the great treatises common to all lineages, and other subjects.
From 2006 to 2016, she studied at Drikung Kagyu College and completed a 10-year course in higher Buddhist studies and awarded the title of Acharya, Lopön in 2016. Those Buddhist studies included Bodhicharyavatara by Shantideva, Pramanavartika by Dhramakirti, Madhyamakavatara by Chandrakirti, Abhisamayaalangkara by Maitreya, Mantrayana, Heart Essence of Mahayan, and Vinaya Sutras. She served in several key roles at the Drikung Kagyu Samtenling Nunnery, including the disciplinarian from 2006 to 2007, the spiritual director from 2013 to 2014 and from 2016 to 2018, and the resident teacher at Drikung Samtenling Nunnery and the examiner at Kagyu college from 2018 to 2020. In March 2023, under the blessing of His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang of the Drikung Kagyu lineage, she was honored and awarded with a Khenmo title, equivalent to Doctor of Philosophy in Buddhism.
She has received many empowerments, transmissions and practice instructions from various Masters. Khenmo Konchok Tsechik has been staying in retreat since 2020, and has completed the preliminary practices of the five-fold path of Mahamudra, the Chakrasamvara yidam deity practice, and Vajrayogini yidam deity practice.
Venerable Khenmo Konchok Tsechik now serves as the resident nun at Drikung Dharma Surya Center as an assistant for Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche, as instructed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and approved by His Holiness the 37th Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang of Drikung Kagyu lineage.