Khenpo Choying Dorjee

India Program Committee

Khenpo Choying Dorjee was born a student of the Khyentse lineage. He was also a devoted student of the late Khen Rinpoche Kunga Wangchuk. He joined Dzongsar Institute in 1992, when it was still located in Bir. In 1998 he was granted his Shastra Degree in Buddhism, which is the equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree. He received his Archaya title, which is the equivalent to an MA, in 2001. He received his Khenpo title in 2002 and received his Khenpo Degree, which is the equivalent to a PhD in Buddhism, in 2004.

He worked as a revision teacher (kyorpon) at the shedra from 1999 to 2000 and continued as a head teacher until 2013. In 2010, he was appointed as a teacher of Sakya Dungsay Avikrita Rinpoche. Khenpo served as assistant principal of the shedra from 2008 to 2012 and Rinpoche appointed him to be DKCLI’s head principal for the 2013 to 2016 term.

From 2006 to 2007 he studied English at the British Council in Singapore. In 2011 he was sent to UC Berkeley by Rinpoche, sponsored by KF, as a visiting scholar.

He serves on the KF India Program Committee.

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Posted on

January 6, 2015


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    we are very excited that you are coming to Australia next year 🙂

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    Khenpo, Halifax, Nova Scotia is looking forward to hosting you and receiving teachings from you in March 2019. You have a very busy schedule and itinerary coming up. Safe travels!

    Many, many thanks to the Khyentse Foundation for sponsoring your teaching tour and your travel to Halifax, and many thanks to you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit and teach here.

    Best wishes and safe travels. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

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    Your visit Will be a beautiful opportunity to learn Dharma. Thank you Khenpo

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    Greetings from Mexico

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    Thank you for the way you relate the dharma to our everyday activities.


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