Biography

Dungse Garab Dorje Rinpoche, born in Brekha, Bhutan is a Yogi Rinpoche of the heavenly god caste blood lineage of King Trisong Duetsen, the human form of Manjushri. Rinpoche is the original wisdom grandson of H.H Dudjom Rinpoche who in turn is regarded as Guru Padmasambhava. Rinpoche's father, H.H Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche is the emanation of Kuenkhen Longchen Rabjam as well as the reincarnation of Terton Drimed Odser. Rinpoche's mother, Jamyang Chhodon comes from the equally impressive blood lineage of Kuenkhen Pema Karpo from Drukpa Kagyud lineage. Rinpoche's eminent ancestry ensured him to be genuinely immersed in dharmic activities since his childhood.

Rinpoche's root gurus are H.H Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje and H.H Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. Rinpoche studied under many renowned and accomplished masters and pursued higher studies at H.H Penor Rinpoche's Institute and at the Mindroling Monastery in India.

Rinpoche is responsible for the welfare of monks at Rangjung Woesel Choeling Monastery, nuns at Thegchhog Kunzang Chhodon Nunnery, old folks home and four Retreat Centers in East Bhutan. Rinpoche has also established Buddhist Study Centers globally. At present, there are 25 Choed Groups, ranging from 500 to over 1000 members each in Bhutan. There are also Choed Groups in Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. The followers and disciples of Dudjom New Treasure Lineage regarded Rinpoche as the true successor and lineage holder of H.H Dudjom Rinpoche and have great faith in Rinpoche to lead the dharma activities of the Dudjom New Treasure Lineage.

The responsibilities that lie on Rinpoche’s shoulders encompass countless matters: taking care of Rangjung monastery, yogis’ temples, shedras, retreat centers, monks and nuns, young lamas and anis- their education, upbringing etc. Rinpoche annually conducts a Vajrakilaya grand puja and Throma Nagmo grand puja and a variety of empowerments.

Rinpoche has erected the victory banner of Buddhadharma in the pureland of Bhutan. Upholding the Dudjom New Treasure teachings, his centers can be found in every county and city, no matter big or small. Monks, nuns, yogis and yoginis- all practice according to the Dudjom lineage with wholehearted love and respect toward Rinpoche.