Karma Minyur Dorji Rinpoche was born in Bhutan in 1971. He was recognized by Samrup Tulku Rinpoche as the reincarnation of Dungtse Rinpoche who was a great disciple of the Tokden Shakya Shri in Tibet. After his enthronement ceremony Karma Rinpoche moved to Central Bhutan where the 16th Karmapa confirmed that Karma Rinpoche is indeed the reincarnation of Dungtse Rinpoche.
At the age of 13 Karma Rinpoche began his Dharma studies at Chorten Monastery in Sikkim, under the guidance of H.H. Dodrupchen Rinpoche. He studied for more than 20 years. Karma Rinpoche has received the most important empowerments of the Longchen Nyingthig tradition from H.H. Dodrupchen Rinpoche. These teachings belong to the cycle of terma teachings of Jigme Lingpa and the Jangter Dzogchen Gongpa Zanthal ( Northern Treasures), which are the last cycle of teachings given by Guru Rinpoche before he left Tibet.
H.H. Dodrupchen Rinpoche has appointed Karma Rinpoche as one of the spiritual guides of Serang Monastery. As one of the senior abbots he is now in charge of the ceremonies, Dharma studies and administration of the Monastery.