Venerable Khenpo Sangpo Rinpoche was born in Ganzi County, east Tibet in 1974. As a young boy, he was recognized by HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche as the 5th reincarnation of Gonzi Rinpoche. He started studying a wide range of Buddhist treatises at The Gon Long Monastery in Kham at age seven. Later at the Dzogchen Five Knowledge Buddhist Institute he received the supreme lineage of Nyingma teachings and traditions under the supervision of many accomplished and renowned masters such as his root master HH Dzogchen Padma Kalsang Rinpoche, Padma Tsewan Rinpoche and Khenpo Dhazer. With his outstanding performance, he obtained the honorable khenpo degree (equivalent to doctorate degree in Buddhist philosophy) in the short time of eight years and then completing his studies with four years in retreat.
He continued to teach as a professor at The Dzogchen Five Knowledge Buddhist Institute before being invited to teach at the famous Samye Monastery in Lhasa , Tibet . The Samye Monastery was constructed by King Trisong Detsen and Guru Rinpoche in the 8th century and was Tibet抯 first and oldest Buddhist monastery. Rinpoche was only 23 years old at that time. He taught as a vajra master at Samye Monastery for three years before leaving Tibet in 1998.
Today, Rinpoche is a compassionate and accomplished Dzogchen master. He has established centers in Taiwan and has been invited to teach regularly in several countries, including Singapore , Malaysia , Nepal , Germany , UK , Denmark , Spain , Sweden and Norway . Rinpoche has tirelessly put his effort towards benefiting people all over the world.
He is currently engaged in building a Buddhist college in Ganzi County to offer opportunity for good education to the Tibetan. The project begins in September 2004.