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Khenpo Thupsang was born in Tibet and had his early training at the Gar Monastery in eastern Tibet. He later had nine years of Dharma education at Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute in Chauntra, India. 

Khenpo Konchok Thupsang was born in eastern Tibet not far from Gar Monastery. His father, a devout Buddhist practitioner and respected physician, taught Thupsang reading and writing, as well as, giving him inspiration to follow the Dharma teachings.

Khenpo Thupsang entered the Gar Monastery in Tibet at the age of 15.   At the age of twenty Khenpo studied sutra and tantra in the Dzongar Buddhist College.  Khenpo served as abbot at the Lhagon Jangchub Choling Buddhist Cultural Society in India for six years.

In 2020 Khenpo came to the United States at the request of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche. Khenpo Thupsang is a resident lama at the Garchen Buddhist Institute in Chino Valley, Arizona. He is on assignment at Milarepa Buddhist Center of Iowa. Khenpo will be studying English, teaching Dharma, and leading meditation practices while in Iowa City.