|Khenpo Tenzin Wangdu – Biography
Khenpo Tenzin Wangdu was born in 1982 in Tibet. At the age of 13, he became a monk in the Ripa Lineage Monastery, where he studied philosophy and learned to perform rituals. A few years later he went to India and continued his studies of Buddhist philosophy at the Higher Institute of Ngagyur Nyingma of the monastery of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. He completed the nine-year program of education there and due to his extensive knowledge, his understanding of Buddhist teachings, and his contribution to the students’ education, he received the title of Khenpo. This is the highest academic degree awarded to a fully initiated monk. Currently, Khenpo is teaching students at the Rigon Tashi Choling Monastery in Pharping, Nepal.