|Fig 4. Khenpo Tsultrim Tharchin|
|Fig 5. In 2011, Tashi Woeser (left) and Tsundu Gyatso (right) were appointed as Khenpo for Vikrama Shila Buddhist Institute by Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche (center).|
Under the request of Ven. Shangpa Rinpoche, Khenpo has undertaken the responsibilities being the Chief Abbot (Khenpo) of Vikrama Shila Higher Buddhist Institute. He is currently teaching over a hundred lamas there. He is also as a guest lecturer at Kagyu Institute for Buddhist Studies in Kirtipur, where he conducts the short courses and leads the retreats held by the institute.
Khenpo Tsultrim was born in Mustang at 1964. Mustang is revered by Tibetan Buddhists to be a holy place that has a very deep affinity with Guru Rinpoche. During his childhood, his family moved to Pokhara where he later entered into monk-hood. In Pokhara, he has learned all the various rituals and mastered the Tibetan language under the compassionate guidance of the late Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche and other teachers.
He furthered his studies in Buddhism at the Karma Shree Nalanda Institute in Rumtek. He graduated in Buddhist Philosophy with a Degree.
Khenpo Tsultrim has visited many countries of Southeast Asia and Europe. He has given numerous teachings in Buddhist philosophy during these visits. Khenpo Tsultrim entered into a traditional retreat three and half-year long in Pharping under the compassionate guidance of Ven. Choje Sherab Rinpoche. He is a qualified retreat lama.
Khenpo Tsultrim is a knowledgeable practitioner. He has proven himself to be a good teacher, conducting excellent teachings that benefit followers who are serious about their practice.
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