Founder of Buddha Dordenma Image Foundation
1982 (27 years old)
Rimpoche outstandingly passed the Buddhist Philosophy examination, based on his
understanding of relinquishing samsara. He also began his three-year-three-month-three-day-long
retreat in the late November to December.
1986 (31 years old)
Although the name of the retreat indicates an approximate of three years long, the actual period is
three and a half years. Rimpoche also learned the Six Yogas of Naropa and Niguma under his
root guru, His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche and therefore he is qualified to teach the practice of the
Marpa Kagyu, the Shangpa Kagyud and the Nyingma Dzokchen lineage.
Moreover, Rimpoche has received transmissions and empowerments of the Rinchen
Terzok (Over Thousands Traditional Treasures lineage of Main Point), Dujum Tersar (All
Treasures), Buddha Shakyamuni Spiritual Kangyur (145 volumes) and Padmasambawa Spiritual
Nyingma Gyubuum (100 volume sutras).
As soon as Rimpoche completed the retreat, he decided to spend his entire life on
spiritual practice in caves. However his root guru, His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche, counseled him
otherwise to share the benefits of Buddha’s Dharma with all beings and that was when Rimpoche
began the Buddha’s Dharma activities.
1988 (33 years old)
The Building of a 110-foot-tall Dharmakaya Stupa in West Bengal
With the intention of benefiting beings that were inflicted in mass killings, His Eminence Kalu
Rinpoche gave instructions to Rimpoche to build a 110-foot-tall Dharmakaya stupa in West
Bengal. When the stupa was midway completed, His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche passed on to
parinirvana. This is the first stupa built by Rimpoche of which its building took one year to
1990 (35 years old)
The Building of the Eight Holy Stupas of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni
The eight Holy Stupas of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni were built by Rimpoche along the Northen
India border, they comprised of: the Siddharta Lotus Stupa, the Enlightenment Stupa, the Dharma
Wheel Stupa, the Miracle Stupa, the Reconciliation Stupa, the God Realm Stupa, the Long-Life
Blessing Stupa and the Nirvana Stupa. Approximately 500 smaller stupas were built in between
these eight stupas.