Khenpo Karma Lekshe Tharchin
Khenpo Karten Rinpoche was born in the beautiful Himalaya in 1964. At the age of twelve, he was ordained at Ja-pa monastery, where he began his formal education of reading, writing and ritual practice. At the age of fifteen having completed the basic studies, he furthered his studies in the Sutra and Tantric texts under the accomplished master Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and Pema Tsewang Rinpoche for eight years. Subsequently Khenpo Karten Rinpoche went to the hermitage of anther accomplished teacher, Sangye Tenzin Rinpoche and completed five years of retreat under the great master. In the retreat he completed the practices of the Naropa's six yoga, Mahamudra and many others.
In recognition of his achievements, Sangye Tenzin Ringpoche bestowed upon him the title, Khenpo Karma Lekshe Tharchin in 1994. In 1996, he left Tibet and traveled to Dharamsala, India to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Upon His Holiness' advice, he spent another two years doing retreat. H.H Dalai Lama also recognizing his achievement, bestowed upon him the title Khenpo Rinpoche. After his retreat, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche was requested by H.E Tai Situ Rinpoche to go to the monastery of Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche, to teach the young monks there.
With unflinching faith in the precious Buddha Dharma, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche strongly believes that Buddhists must practice the dharma with a clear understanding and Buddhist teachers must be properly trained. Since 2002, Rinpoche pays visit and bestows Amitabha teachings form thousands of people in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Burma, Taiwan, Nepla and India. He also visit and gave sacred teachings in the United States of America.