Khen Rinpoché Tamding Gyatso
He received several teachings by his Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and his two tutors Ling y Triyang Rinpoché. He was also taught by Zemei Rinpoché and Thayab Tobden Rinpoché.
His Holiness Song Rinpoché, with whom he had a very close connection, taught him various Sutra and secret Tantra transmissions, in Tibet as well as in India.
Under tutorship of Song Rinpoché, Khen Rinpoché Tamding Gyatso realized his tantric training achieving numerous retreats of different meditational deities.
Khen Rinpoché Tamding Gyatso was born in Kham (Tibet) in 1927. He began his studies at the Ganden Shartse, one of the three main monastic Universities of Tibet. He studied there until the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1959, when he was forced to exile his homeland in order to be able to practice Buddhism.
At eleven years old, he began to memorize various texts, thus enabling him to study Buddhist philosophy and psychology later. In 1976 he graduated with the highest degree of Geshe (Lharampa) with outstanding results.
Khen Rinpoché Tamding Gyatso is spiritual guide of various centers in Spain since 1987. In 2001 his Holiness the Dalai Lama named him Abbot of the Ganden Shartse monastery in India and was enthroned as Kempo on December 15,2001.