Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche

Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche's Biography

Born on 25th November 1975, son of Venerable Lama Thubten Kalsang and Yongdu Wangmo, Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche (also known as Tulku Thubten Tsondu) was recognized by H.H. Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche as the 3rd reincarnation of Gegong Rokza Sonam Palge Rinpoche.

At the age of eight he became a monk in Dzogchen Monastery, where he learnt the basic art of reading and writing in Tibetan and embarked upon his monastic studies. In 1992, he joined the famous Orgyen Mindrolling Monastery in Dehra-dun, India and was ordained a Getshul by H.E. Mindrolling Khenchen Rinpoche. He then entered Ngagyur Nyingma College, the universtiy of Mindrolling Monastery, and during his nine years there he thoroughly studied and profoundly contemplated the 13 Great Canonical Scriptures of the Nyingmapa School along with their ancillary texts and commentaries.

He received numerous Dharma teachings, empowerments and oral instructions from H.H. Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche, whom he reveres as his root lama and tutelary deity. He also received teachings from eminent lamas such as H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Penor Rinpoche, Kyabje Taglung Tsetrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, Kyabje Khochhen Rinpoche, Kyabje Dzogchen Pema Kalsang Rinpoche, Kyabje Khenchen Thubten Rinpoche, Kyabje Khenchen Petse Rinpoche, Kyabje Mindrolling Khenchen Rinpoche. Among the teachings, initiations, and oral instructions, there were those of the Kahma (Oral Lineage) and Terma (Spiritual Treasures), the Nyinthig Tsapo, the Dzodun (The Seven Treasures of Kunchen Longchen Rabjampa), the Ghuyagarbhatantra, and the Dam Ngnak Dzod.

In short he has excelled in various fields of general Buddhist studies and, particularly, those of the Nyingmapa School, and has manifested all the wonderful qualities of a 'Precious-One'. Recently Rinpoche has established a Danakosha Dharma center in Finland. His great knowledge, compassionate heart, dedicated nature and ability to guide beings are indeed very much appreciated and the number of his students is steadily increasing.



Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche with group.