His Holiness the 18th Dromtug Rinpoche is the highest-ranking Kanching Rinpoche, as certified by the 25th Dharmaraja of the Kadhampa Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness is the emanation of Avalokiteshvara (“Kuan Yin”) and the reincarnation of Dromtonpa – the Kadhampa Dharmaraja.
In his past life, Dromtug Rinpoche vowed to reincarnate as a Chinese so that he could promote Buddhism in the Chinese-speaking world. Due to his vow, Rinpoche reincarnated as a Taiwanese in this present life and is using Mandarin to propagate the perfect and pure Sutra and Tantra teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni across the world.
His Holiness is a Geshe in both Sutrayana and Tantrayana, which is equivalent to a double Degree in Sutrayana and Tantrayana and has the complete Dharma Lineages of Kadhampa.
His Holiness is the first Chinese Abbot of the Mahayana Monastery, the largest monastery in Nepal, which had more than seven thousand and six hundred monks over the years. His Holiness is currently the advisor of the Kadampa monasteries and associations in the world.
Over the years, Rinpoche has been actively promoting Buddhism in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, United States, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Mongolia, New Zealand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and China’s greater areas such as Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan and other places. Rinpoche currently has over seven thousand monastic disciples and countless number of lay disciples. His Holiness Dromtug Rinpoche has been teaching and guiding his disciples to incorporate Buddhist practices into their daily life, so that one not only achieves tangible results in this life, but more importantly be free from the rebirth cycle and reach enlightenment through constant practice of the Dharma.
His Holiness the 18th Dromtug Rinpoche has great compassion for all beings and has great wisdom and great virtues. He provides people with solutions to worldly problems and worries, but also dispenses perfect guidance to practice the Dharma. Unlike many Lamas who keep a distance from people, Dromtug Rinpoche is easily approachable and is willing to provide constant guidance as needed. The instructions given by Dromtug Rinpoche are always proven to be of great benefit no matter which level of practice the person is at. Many people from different Buddhist sects and other religions were all able to gain a better understanding of the Dharma through coming into contact with Dromtug Rinpoche. Some were even able to grasp the essence of the Dharma and integrate it into their lives.