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         He had a special audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 17th December 2016 at Gaden Monastery following his appointment as the new Sharpa Choeje.     On the very auspicious day of 19th February 2017 he had been formally enthroned as the Sharpa Choeje Rinpoche with warm grand welcome by Gaden Lachi Monastery, Shartse Monastery, Phukhang Khangtsen monks and public alike.   The very next day, on 20th February, on his return to his residence; a grand welcoming ceremony was held at Drepung Losel Ling Monastery and Tsulkhang Khangtsen with thousands of monks in lines on both sides of the road.              
        H.E.  Sharpa Choeje Rinpoche Lobsang Dorje was
born in 1937 at Dokham Tsalho Dzong to the parentage Tsephel and Tselha. Though his parents very much wanted and insisted on his inheriting the familiar responsibilities, he literally fled home to travel on foot for over 2 months to Lhasa to join Drepung Losel Ling Monastic University to pursue his spiritual ambition. Thereafter, with great perseverance and uniquely gifted intelligence, he had been a model student both in academic and character. After over 3 decades of rigorous and comprehensive study and practice of Buddhism --both in Tibet and India - he became a 1st Rank Geshe Lharampa  in 1985.   He served Gyuto Tantric Monastery as Chief Disciplnarian, Lama Uze and Abbot with great efficiency and success.  Post his tenure as Gyuto Abbot, he returned to Drepung Losel Ling Monastery to continue teach thousands of aspiring students in 5 treatise of Buddha's Doctrine and Tantra lessons to the Geshes. Also, on requests from devotees, he has been giving several public teachings here in India and abroad.