Venerable Drupon Tsering Rinpoche

Drupon Tsering Rinpoche took refuge at the age of eight from His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche. Three years later, Tsering Rinpoche received his novice ordination, the Bodhisattva vow as well as Mahamudra instructions from the great Siddha Karma Norbu, from the Karma Kagyu School. 

Khenpo Tenzin

Lama Tenzin is from the eastern part of Tibet where he attended Gar Monastery and learned the Drikung Kagyü lineage rituals and accumulated the Five-fold Path of Mahamudra practices.

Lama Thubten Nima (Lama Gape)

Lama Thubten Nima was born in 1965 into conditions of political turmoil and exile associated with the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Lama Abao

LAMA ABAO was born in 1969 in a nomad family that endured many hardships just to survive.

Lama Bunima

Lama Bunima was born in 1963 in Gargon village in Tibet to a nomadic family, and he kept watch over his family's flock of yaks and goats.

Acharya Konchok Gamtso, DDSC Resident Ani

Ani Konchok Gamtso became a fully ordained nun in the year 2000 belonging to the Drikung Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism and joined Drikung Kagyu Samtenling Nunnery in Dehradun, India. 

Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche, DDSC Spiritual Director

Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche, DDSC Spiritual Director was born in Kham, in the Nangchen region of Eastern Tibet, and  is a long time student of Garchen Rinpoche.

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, Founder

Born in Eastern Tibet in 1937 and discovered by the Tibetan King of Nangchen at the age of seven, the 8th Kyabjé Garchen Triptrul Rinpoche was the reincarnation of a 12th century Mahasiddha named Gar Chodingpa