Khachab Rinpoche’s family were refugees from Kham in Eastern Tibet. He grew up herding sheep and yak in Dolpo, Nepal.
His father Younge Gyurme Tulku was a student of the previous Khachab Rinpoche. His father related many stories of his previous lives to the present Khachab Rinpoche, and saw many amazing events and signs. The previous Khachab Rinpoche was a Dzogchen meditation master who was also highly accomplished in Chakrasamvara, the 6 yogas of Naropa and Medicine Buddha.
Younge Drodul Ling is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization under the spiritual guidance of Venerable Younge Khachab Rinpoche. Younge Drodul Ling functions as a non-sectarian, non-political Buddhist church with its foundation in traditional Tibetan Buddhism that includes all the of lineages: Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, Gelug, and Bön. YDL's mission is to promote the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, Dzogchen meditation, and to have a strong community of practitioners.
Such a community will have a profound impact in our homes, our work, our communities and in our world.
Spiritual Director: Younge Khachab Rinpoche
President: Greg Patenaude
Vice President: Jon Dilley
Secretary: Jenya Antonova
Treasurer: Kalev Kristjuhan
Chile: Carlos Cubillos
Hong Kong: Andrew Chan
Kansas City: Matthew Rice
Madison: Kalev Kristjuhan
Montreal: Francois Beaudry and Tchökyi Wangmo (Sifu)
New York: Dana Fabro
North Bend, OR:Judy and Clyde Crawford
San Francisco: Jenya Antonova and David Perlman
Seattle: Greg Patenaude and Karen Johnstone