Lopon Rinpoche

His Holiness Kunzang Thegchog Yeshey Dorji, commonly known as Lopon Rinpoche, was born in Bhutan in 1957. He is the heart son of H.H. Kyabje Dodrupchen Rinpoche. Lopon Rinpoche is not only a great scholar and writer, but also the master to many Tulkus including Karma Rinpoche and Nuptul Rinpoche. Apart from teaching over a thousand monks in Sikkim, Rinpoche has also established a Buddhist institution in Paro, Bhutan. Today, H.H. Dodupchen Rinpoche and H.H. Kaybje Jadral Rinpoche are the two exceptionally great masters in the Nyngima Lineage amongst others who uphold the lineage of Dzogchen. Lopon Rinpoche has received the entire teachings from both masters and he spends most of his time in retreat. Lopen Rinpoche now upholds the lineage of Dzogpachenpo from these two great masters. He has written over thirty-five volumes of scriptures in Buddhism, ranging from elementary grammar to Vajrayana teachings. He is regarded as one of the most respected scholar-writers in Buddhism today.