Tulku Tenzin Dorjee
Tulku Tenzin Dorjee was born in eastern Tibet in 1990, and named 'Sempa Tenzin' by the great yogini Khandro Wangmo. In 1997, his father, a former monk, takes him on a pilgrimage around east Tibet during which the young Sampa Tenzin asks to become a monk, on the occasion of an Amitabha puja with His Holiness Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche. He is sent to their local monastery of Choden Ling, marking the beginning of his dharma life.
A year later, the family moves to Ngaru Dzong and Sampa Tenzin becomes the assistant of a young tulku, Kunchub Tsering. In 1999, they both move to Serta Lharong Gar, the largest monastic institution in Tibet, where they study until 2008, receiving previous teachings, transmissions and empowerments from HH Khenchen Jigme Puntsok Rinpoche as well as many great masters.
In 2008, they are both sponsored to go and study at the Beijing Foreign Study University. Thousands of Chinese students and people then become their students.
In 2012, Tulku Kunpa and the senior lamas of the Nyingma Jowo Monastery (a branch monastery of Shechen) recognize Sampa Tenzin as the tulku (or reincarnation) of the former throne holder, Khenchen Pema Tritrim. Thus, his enthronement ceremony is held in Jowo monastery, and he receives the name 'Jowo Geylong Ogyen Tenzin Dorjee'. A few years later in 2016, HH Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche gave him the name 'Sokpo Tulku' during his visit to the UK.
In 2011, Tulku Kunchub asks Tulku Tenzin to move to the West to help spread the Dharma. Since then, Tulku Tenzin has been living in the UK, travelling back to Tibet every year to build various institutes for the study of Dharma and the Tibetan art and language. He has also been establishing centres here in the UK: Awam Dzogchen Ling, followed by Awam Rigdzin Ling in Scotland, and a third centre planned in Southeast London, Tashi Chub Ding. Thus, his activities to serve the Dhama have been flourishing, and benefiting thousands of beings in the East and West alike.