Ven. Khenpo Sherab Wangchuk was born in a small village to a Buddhist family in Kamarong, Nepal. Until the age of 16, he lived at home helping with chores and farming while studying Tibetan, grammar, and reading. He then joined a monastery in Nepal where he acquired training in rituals and lama dances.
For his advanced degree in Buddhism, he joined the Ngagyur Nyingma College at Mindrolling. His conduct and academic records in college were exemplary; and being deeply disciplined and focused, he scored the highest marks in his examinations throughout his college days. After completing nine years at the college, he graduated with honors and began guiding other students; he taught at the college for over four years. During the course of his stay at the college, his sterling qualities, commitment to the dharma and high proficiency in the teachings of the Buddha was observed by all in the monastery including his masters. Hence, he was enthroned as a “Khenpo” in 2013.
He was gentle, humble and very simple even after being enthroned with this high title of Khenpo. His students, and all who knew him, loved and respected him profoundly. He was briefly ill and was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer. Being too far into the advanced stage of illness, a cure was not possible and he passed away on January 19, 2014 at 3:30 am. His funeral with a fire ceremony was held three days after his death in the presence of Dorge Lopon, H.E.Minling Khenchen Rinpoche, Tulkus, Khenpos, senior lamas and many monks. We all pray that he will be born again as a great dharma practitioner and serve all sentient beings with the benefit of his teachings, prayers, and blessings.
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