Khenpo Chöying Dorje

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ཆོས་དབྱིངས་རྡོ་རྗེ་
Khenpo Chöying Dorje(b. 1974/08/27 - )

Khenpo Chöying Dorje was born a student of the Khyentse lineage. His teacher was late Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk and he is a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Khenpo joined Dzongsar Institute in 1992 and was granted many degrees over the years: in 1998 he was granted the Shastra Degree in Buddhism (equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree) and in 2001 the Archaya title (MA). He received his Khenpo title in 2002 and his Khenpo Degree (PhD) in 2004. Khenpo served as assistant principal of the shedra from 2008 to 2012, and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche appointed him head principal of Dzongsar Institute for the 2013 to 2016 term. Khenpo Chöying Dorje is known not only for his scholarship but also for his kind and compassionate heart. He teaches in America, Asia, Australia and Europe and always strives to make the teachings understandable and practically applicable.

Other names

  • Khenpo Chöying Dorjee · other names (Wylie)

Affiliations & relations

  • Dzongsar Institute · workplace affiliation
  • Deerpark Institute · secondary affiliation
  • Sakya · religious affiliation
  • Ngag dbang kun dga' dbang phyug · teacher
  • Khyentse, Dzongsar · teacher