Born in 1981 to Chokling Rinpoche and his wife Dechen Paldron, Phakchok Rinpoche is the grandson of Tulku Ugyen Rinpoche and the eldest brother of the Yangsi Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Recognized by the Kagyü regents and ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he has studied with numerous great lamas, including Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, Tulku Ugyen Rinpoche, Penor Rinpoche, Trulshik Rinpoche and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.
An enthusiastic and vibrant young lama who speaks excellent English, his teachings are direct, accessible, and always fresh, opening up our minds in a playful and inspiring way.
Phakchok Rinpoche is the abbot of a monastery in Chapagaon in the southern Kathmandu Valley, as well as the head of Riwoche Monastery in Tibet's Dokham region.
More information about Phakchok Rinpoche’s activities can be found at his website www.phakchokrinpoche.org