Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche


Ven. Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche was born in Eastern Tibet in 1948. He was recognized as the fourth reincarnation of Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche by H.H. Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang (junior tutor to H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama) and enthroned at the age of six at Sera Monastic University. In 1959 he left Tibet and settled in India.

He studied the five major sciences (Buddhist philosophical studies) for more than twenty years and received his Geshe Lharampa degree (the highest honor, conferred jointly by all three monastic universities), the equivalent of a doctorate of divinity, in 1980.

Rinpoche completed all his tantric studies at Gyurmey Tantric University. During that time, he also received numerous Dharma transmissions and initiations from highly qualified Tibetan masters such as H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche (senior tutor to H.H. the Dalai Lama), and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Thus was he transformed into a living treasure vase of the wisdom of the Gaden Oral Transmission Lineage.

After completing his studies, Rinpoche taught at Sera Monastery for about fourteen years. Then, at the request of his monastery, he traveled to Eastern Tibet in 1993 and spent two years giving numerous teachings and initiations throughout the region, fulfilling the wishes of countless people. He has also traveled to many other countries, including Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and the administrative region of Hong Kong.

He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he founded the Lamrim International Dharma Center. Rinpoche has completed the retreats of all the major tantric deities and continues a strong practice.

Source :




3 Responses to “Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche”
  1. DSFriend says:

    It is common in the monastery to have young monks, as young as age of 6 or perhaps even younger going through the discipline and program of a monastic institution. Tulkus or reincarnated Lamas and the many monks dedicate themselves to studying, contemplating, and eventually teaching.

    Out of compassion beings such as Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche use his life to learn, so that one day he can be of real benefit to many. Not only has he taught in Sera Monastery for 14 years, but this illustrious lama left his home to bring the Dharma to people of a totally different culture and language in Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong!

    May Kyabje Yongkyal Rinpoche and all the holy lamas live long and continue to turn the wheel of dharma to liberate beings who are trapped in samsara.

    How many can actually go through such discipline? Do we take for granted the teachings we receive…thinking that someone else will study, will contemplate, will teach us. What have we done for the spread of Dharma today?

  2. Arisa says:

    Ven Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche was recognised as the fourth incarnation of his previous life by H.H. Kyabje Triang Dorje Chang, junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama. He was enthroned at 6 years old in Sera Monastic University. He received the Geshe Lharampa degree which is equivalent to a Doctorate in Divinity from the three Monastic Universities in 1980. Rinpoche completed all his Tantric studies at Gyurmey Tantric University. Then he taught at Sera Moastery for 14 years. He has also received Dharma transmission and Initiations from high qualified Lamas like Dalai Lama, Trijang Rinpoche, Ling Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche. He founded Lamrim International Dharma Center in Los Angeles. And currently is residing there. He has also travelled to a few countries to give Initiations on Tantric Deities, and has completed all the Tantric Retreats.

  3. Rinchen says:

    It is really a great honor to have great teachers like Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche to be around, spreading the Dharma to all who are willing to learn the Dharma.

    Just the thought of Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche receiving so many Dharma transmissions and initiations from great lineage masters is just remarkable. To have Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche to bring all his knowledge and the initiations he had to the rest of the world to spread the Dharma through teachings and initiations given is just remarkable. The blessing of having Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche here in the world definitely has benefited many people and countless beings along the way.

Speak Your Mind

Please leave your comments here...