His person

Born in 1963 in Tso Pema/Himachal Pradesh, a sacred place in India, His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa was taken as a reincarnation of the 11th Gyalwang Drukpa at the age of four, to his main monastery Druk Thupten Sangag Choeling Monastery in Darjeeling.

In this monastery He began His training on the spiritual path. At the age of 13, He had already completed most of His traditional study and was familiar with all important works of spiritual teachings and rituals as well as with Buddhist philosophy. Referring to this period of time, H.H. Himself admits that this time gave him a tremendous confidence in the development of self-strength.

The teachings of numerous masters of different schools of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition played a crucial role for both his spiritual and worldly education and development. They taught Him profound religious, spiritual and worldly knowledge. H.H. admits that his fundamental master was the great Nyingma master Zhichen Ontrul, who, according to His own opinion, was the one who truly made Him a real person - on both the worldly and the spiritual levels.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Himself recommended H.H. to continue His spiritual education with this great master.

Today, H.H. mostly lives in the Druk Amitabha Mountain monastery in Nepal.