Dolpo Tulku Charitable Foundation

The Dolpo Tulku Charitable Foundation (DTCF) has been active since 2007 and was recognized as a charitable foundation by the Nepalese government in January 2010. It implements the projects of Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche and Khenpo Pema Dorje Rinpoche. All donations collected worldwide are forwarded to the Foundation and distributed from there.

Because of their function as spiritual leaders, the people approach Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche and Khenpo Pema Dorje Rinpoche directly to express their wishes for support. In order for a project to be accepted by the DTCF, someone from the community must take responsibility for the project, and there must be a plan for its implementation and an estimate of its cost.

Particular support is given to initiatives by young people who have just completed their education and want to apply their knowledge beneficially in their home country. All activities of the DTCF therefore directly reflect the needs of the people in Dolpo.

Biography Khenpo Pema Dorje Rinpoche


Khenpo Pema Dorje Rinpoche started the Dolpo Tulku Charitable Foundation (DTCF) together with Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche in 2008, which was recognized as a charitable organization by the Nepalese government in 2010.

He was born in Dolpo, Nepal, in 1971. At the age of six years he joined Shelri Monastery in Dolpo, receiving refuge and his Dharma name ‘Pema Dorje’ from Shelri Choktrul Rinpoche.

At the age of 18 he joined the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute in South India, part of Namdroling Monastery, under the auspices of H.H. Penor Rinpoche, where he studied a wide range of Sutra and Tantra scriptures . There he started to join forces with Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche, also a student of the monastic university, to help their home region.

In the year 2017, Khenpo Pema Dorje received the oral transmission of the whole Tripitaka from Drubwang Sangay Nyenpa Rinpoche. From Yangthang Rinpoche, he received both the initiation and oral transmission of Nyingma Kama, the Canonical Scriptures of the Nyingma tradition and Nam-Chö (sky dharma).

Both, the initiation and oral transmission of Tersar (the new treasures/ newly discovered termas) from the third H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, and from H.H. Kyabje Gyalwa Sechen Rabjam Rinpoche Khenpo Pema Dorje received the whole initiation and oral transmission of Longchen Nyingthig.

Khenpo Pema Dorje’s life tasks:

  1. Spreading Buddhist teachings: He was enthroned as the first Khenpo from the Dolpo area in 2003 at Namdroling Monastery. In the year 2007, he was invited to Taiwan by the disciples of Margon Rinpoche at Samten Ling Centre to teach there and he has been teaching there about Buddhism. In 2010, he came to Malaysia to teach Buddhism to Malaysian students at Paramita Buddhist Society among other places. So far, he has been teaching Buddhism throughout the region as well as in other countries.
  2. Charitable projects in Khenpo’s native region Dolpo: Since the start of the DTCF Khenpo has rebuilt and renovated old monasteries; set up a teaching facility and constructed a primary school. In addition, he gathers support for all the other projects of the DTCF like health projects.

Khenpo welcomes all Dharma brothers and sisters to contact him for Buddhist teachings and to join him in his efforts to implement his ongoing projects.


Awards and Certifications received by Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche and the DTCF:

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