Truelku Thupten Chophel Wangpo the reincarnation of Tshangkha Rinpoche was born on June 30, 1993. He has completed his Master’s Degree in Buddhist Philosophy and three years of meditation on Chaja Chenpo from Tango Buddhist University and Chery Meditation Center respectively.
The founder of Tshangkha Shedra (Buddhist Philosophical Institute) Tshangkha Rinpoche Pema Namgyal was born to a poor family in Tshangkha. After serving to IInd king for several years he went to Tibet and received Buddhist teaching from Rahor Chodra Rinpoche (one of the best students of Khenchen Zshenga). Rinpoche then passed away in 1992 at the age of 75. (You may refer to the Racing-Nam for detail)
Some of his profound foot-prints are the Buddhist institute in Tshangkha, teaching on Buddhist astrology throughout the country, lineage on thirteen Buddhist philosophical volumes, the lineage of Longchen Nyingtik, some books on Buddhist astrology and Buddhist philosophy (will be printed soon), and many others.