Tenzin was born on 29th of January, 1981, in Purang, in the western
part of Tibet. His father's name is Migmar and mother's name is
Bute. From age 6 to 12, he went to the Purang primary school. In
1990, he was ordained by the great Drikung Kyagu yogi, Konchok Norbu,
at Gongphur monastery. His ordination name was Konchok Chisang.
In 1993, he escaped from Tibet and joined the Jangchub
Ling monastery, the central Institute of Drikung Kagyu Order,
northern India. He studied for three years, mainly in Buddhist philosophy,
Tibetan and English languages and memorized recitation texts. In
addition, he received teaching from living masters of Drikung Kagyu
Order, in Buddhist scriptures, tantric practices, initiations and
1994, on 15th of the first Tibetan month, Senge Tenzin was formally
recognized as the reincarnation of the great Druptop (mahasiddha,
or highly realized being) Senge Yeshi by His Holiness the Drikung
Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche. Senge Yeshi was an awaked Yogi and was
a close disciple of Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon, the founder of the Drikung
Kagyu Order. His reincarnations have earned the title Limi Tulku,
(the reincarnation of Limi).
1996 and 1999, under the guidance of the retreat master Druptop
Yeshi, Senge Rinpoche stayed in a three year retreat, practicing
"Four Preliminary Practices", "Fivefold Path of Mahamudra"
and "Six Yoga of Naropa". This retreat systemis a unique Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and was funded
by Drikung Kagyu Institute and His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang
Rinpoche. Click here
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In 2000, Senge Rinpoche went
on a pilgrimage to the sacred Shel-Re-Drugda
(Crystal Mountain) in the Dolpo, northeast Nepal. It is known
that Druptop Senge Yeshi christened the Shel-Re-Drugda as the residence
of the Dechog deity. The visit was advised and supported by His
Holiness Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche.
Since 2001, Senge has been running
two Dharma centres in Taiwan. He also studies Chinese language.
Senge Rinpoche has five monasteries,
which were taken care of by his previous reincarnations. Now, it
is his turn to maintain, develop the monasteries, educate the monks
and accommodate the spiritual needs of the villagers in Tibet and
So far, Senge Rinpoche has been
providing a small scale support to the monasteries while he is undergoing
his studies and running the two Dharma Centres in Taiwan. Senge
Rinpoche wishes to take full responsibility for finding sustainable
solutions for both the spiritual and financial requirements of his
monasteries and people.