Tulku Rangdol Yeshi

Tulku Rangdol Yeshi was born into a nomadic family in the Nagchu District of Tibet on August 3, 1985. Even as a young boy he showed a remarkable curiosity and a keen interest in learning. At the age of five, his father accompanied him as he escaped to Dharamsala, India, in order to study there as well as to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama. After reaching India, his father returned to Tibet and Rangdol Yeshi joined the Drikung Kagyu Institute in Dehradun and became a monk under His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang. After one year in the monastery, His Holiness recognized Rangdol Yeshi as the reincarnation of the 2nd Siddhi Rinpoche. He was enthroned just before his seventh birthday.

At Drikung Kagyu Institute, Tulku Rangdol Yeshi studied Tibetan calligraphy, reading, and the basic texts on the Buddhist study of logic. He also received all the important and precious Drikung Kagyu traditional empowerment initiations, oral transmissions and reading transmissions.

In 2002 Tulku Rangdol Yeshi joined the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala. There he studied all the basic Buddhist texts, the Prajnaparamita and Pramana for six years. He continued on to study the five treatises of Buddhist Philosophy and completed Madyamika studies (the Middle Way) in 2011. In 2012 he received full ordination from H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama. In 2014 he completed the Vinaya studies, and in 2015, the first year of Abidharma Kosha.

In 2016 he joined the Emory Tibetan Science Initiative program to study the different natural sciences.  The next year he moved on to Emory University in Atlanta where is currently studying as one of the Tenzin Gyatso Scholars, supported by the private office of H.H. Dalai Lama.

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