Venerable Drupon Konchok Jigmet

Bikkshu Konchok Padma Jigmet was born on 10 March 1976 in Barzi family in Phyang village, Ladakh. At the age of nine he become ordained as a monk at Phyang monastery where in whole six years he became skilled at writing, reading, ritual and Dharma practices, three sciences of Tibetan grammars, Hindi, English and mathematics.
In 1990 he took admission in the central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Leh-Ladakh. In which up to eleven classes he studied both Indian and Tibetan Buddhist masters’ philosophical scriptures, Sanskrit language and five majors and minors sciences as well.
In 1993 he admitted in the Drikung Kagyu main Institute, Dehradun, India, where in he lessened three sciences of Tibetan grammar, English and mathematics. Furthermore, he studied both Indian and Tibetan Buddhist masters’ philosophical scriptures,  and own traditional essence of the teachings, sublime Dharma single intent and Jewel ornament of liberation. Additionally, he also learnt playing and blowing spiritual music instruments, monastic dance, drawing, chanting and mastered in own traditional seeing and learning transmission Dharma practices.
He received Getsul and Gyelong  vows from H.H Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, the lord of Dharma and one after another he also received own traditional all kinds of empowerments, reading transmissions and esoteric instructions from H.E Togdan Rinpoche and H.E Garchen Rinpoche.

In 1995 he accomplished the ngondro practice to Mahamudra and the grant mantra recitation of Chakrasamvara.
In 1996 he completed a three year retreat under the guidance of Drikung Kagyu retreat master Bikkshu Thinley Yeshi at Drikung Kagyu meditation center, Almora, India. Soon after the retreat, he moved to Dzongsar Institute, Bir, H.P, wherein he studied Prajnaparamita, Bodhicaryavatara, and Abhisamayalankara as a private student. Furthermore, he also received the oral transmission of Drukpa Kagyu traditional six yogas of Naropa.

In year 2002 he received oral transmission of Kagyur ( translated words of Buddha ) from H.E Togdan Rinpoche at Dehra dun , India .
Thereafter, as per H.H Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche’s instruction he set out to World Peace Stupa, Hungary. Thereupon he persistently engaged in repairing and constructing the stupa for several years. His dedicated and diligent activities appreciated by many of the devotees and donors.
In recent times, H.H Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche has conferred the title of Drikung Kagyu retreat master.
Henceforth, wishing teaching of meditation lineage may extensively disseminate and shine like sun for the benefit of all sentient beings at Zalaszanto which place resembles to Tsari in Tibet.

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