Journey Date : 13th October – 21th October 2023
His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche Ugyen Tenzin Thinley Lhendup (also referred to as Khedrupchen
Rinpoche) was recognized and enthroned as the Fifth successive reincarnation of Kyabgon
Khedrupchen Jigme Kundrol who was an illustrious heart son of Rigzin Jigme Lingpa.
H. E. graduated from Ngagyur Nyingma College, Dehradun, India in 2014. Even before the completion
of his studies, the Rephel Mindrol Monastery in Trongsa was offered to him by the local community.
Since then Rinpoche has been taking full responsibility of the monastery and renamed it Sangchen
Ogyen Tsuklag Monastery, recognizing its historical importance which was linked to many former
incarnations of Khedrupchen Rinpoche. He has been working tirelessly to uphold this historical
monastery founded by Monmo Tashi Khyidren (the Bhutanese Consort of Guru Rinpoche) around
1200 years ago which is now home to 25 monks who are mostly orphans and either physically and/or