The 7th Ling Rinpoche
His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was born in India on November 18, 1985. He was taken to the Tibetan Children’s Village in Dharamsala, after his mother died, and stayed there until His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognized him as the reincarnation of his Senior Tutor, the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche, who passed away in 1983.
The Gelug tradition emphasizes a deep and intensive study of Buddhist scriptures. Yongzin Ling Rinpoche’s monastic studies began when he was ten years old under the guidance of the Dalai Lama. Geshe Namgyal Wangchen and Geshe Thubten Rapgay served as his two main tutors. During breaks from studying, he has completed private retreats. He completed his studies at Gyuto Monastery in February 2018.