Khenchen Rinpoche was one of the Dalai Lama's most trusted colleagues and advisors.
Together with the late Ling Rinpoche and the late Trijang Rinpoche, Drepung Khenpo Tripa Pema Gyaltshen formed the very backbone and core heart of Tibetans in-exile in the early wildly hazardous days of the Tibetan diaspora.
Khenchen Rinpoche nurtured a whole new generation of great Masters: Kyabje Denma Locho, Geshe Wangchen-la and CAS's precious Root Teacher, the 100th Ganden Trisur and was the sole, lone voice protecting Je Tsongkhapa's tradition against the nefarious spirit shugden even when almost every master including the Dalai Lama Himself was practising it.
Now, Khenchen Rinpoche is back, being clearly recognised by both HH the Dalai Lama and the Protector Nechung Choegyal and is guiding our hundred monks ( whom CAS is supporting since 1993 ) in the Phara Hostel of Drepung Loseling Monastery.
One of the most touching movies about Tibet and precious Khenchen Rinpoche .....
bb & all frens @ CAS, with Phara Khenchen Rinpoche of Drepung Loseling