Yingrik Drubpa Rinpoche was born into the Khangsar tribe of Golok, a pastoral, nomadic society in eastern Tibet. His Dharma name is Padma Thubten Rigdzin. He was recognized, prohesized and given a long life prayer by Gonma Khenpo Lotsul, Tertön Tashi Phuntsok, and Lama Akhyuk Rinpoche, respectively.
Following a Buddhist yogic tradition, Rinpoche studied with guidance under Terchen Tashi Phuntsok a great accomplished spiritual masters in Tibet. He also received teachings from many other great masters including Tulku Tenpé Wangchuk, Gungthang Rinpoche, Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok, Tulku Theglo and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
In 2005, Rinpoche went to Beijing and studied at Peking University for a master’s degree in philosophy. In 2007, he came to the U.S., and keep on interacting with teachers, scholars, and professors working on Buddhism and related fields. He has traveled to many places around the world to give Dharma teachings and build connections with people. He resides in San Francisco Bay area, where he established the Tibetology Organization dba Gankyil Organization.
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