Кхенпо Кончог Темпел
Venerable Khenpo Konchok Tamphel
Venerable Khenpo Konchok Tamphel was born in 1975 in Ladakh. He became a monk at the age of nine at Lamayuru monastery Monastery, one of the three main Drigung Kagu Monasteries in Ladakh. After completing his basic monastic education, he joined the Drigung Kagyu Institute in Dehra Dun in 1987 where he studied the various branches of Buddhist philosophy for nine years under the guidance of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, Khenpo Togdol Rinpoche, Khenpo Könchog Mönlam, Khenpo Könchog Tashi and Khenchen Könchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche and received the degree of Archarya in 1995. Since then he has served as a translator for His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche, has taught at the Songtsen Library, has taught in various Drikung Kagyu Dharma Centers in different parts of the world, has translated and published rare Drikung Kagyu texts from Tibetan to English. Since 2015, Khenpo-la has been working at the University of Vienna at the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies as a research for the project “Neue Erwägungen zur Buddha-Natur” (i.e. new considerations on Buddha nature).