Founder of Buddha Dordenma Image Foundation
His Eminence Trizin Tsering Rimpoche is the mastermind for all the activities of the MCT as
well as the founder of the BDIF.
Rimpoche (meaning precious), Lam (meaning master/root/his holiness/rimpoche), and
His Eminence are the way how people call His Eminence Trizin Tsering Rimpoche. Rimpoche’s
name is Tsering Wangdi while the name Trizin Tsering, meaning Precious Chairman, has been
conferred after his being enthroned as the chairman of the MCT. An introductory certificate of
chronological biography is as follows:
1955 – 1964 (0-9 years old)
Rimpoche was born in Khendaksa Goenpa, Bhutan in 1955. As a child he had displayed an
extraordinary level of wisdom that his father, an accomplished yogi, intentionally exposed him to
Dharma teachings since he was five.
His father prided on the inherent determination of Rimpoche to devote life in the
Buddha’s Dharma in that Rimpoche entered the Drukpa Kargyu monastery in Bhutan at a tender
age of nine. and studied under His Holiness Je Yishi Sengay of the Drukpa Kargyu lineage.
1964 – 1986 (9-31 years old)
Rimpoche studied under five major masters from the Drukpa Kargyu, Nyingma, Dzokchen,
Tekcho Tersar Treasures, Shangpa Kargyu and Karma Kargyud lineages:
His Holiness Je Yishi Sengay in 1964;
His Holiness the 16th Karmapa in 1969;
His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in 1974;
His Holiness Dujum Rinpoche in 1975;
His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche in 1982.
1976 (21 years old)
Rimpoche successfully completed a one-year-long Wisdom Manjushri retreat followed by
another four-month-long Padmasambhava retreat.