Gangchen Rinpoche was born in western Tibet in 1941.
He was recognised at an early age to be a reincarnate Lama healer and
was enthroned at Gangchen Choepeling Monastery at the age of five.
When he reached the age of twelve he received the "Kachen"
degree which is usually conferred after twenty years of study. Between
the ages of thirteen and eighteen, he studied medicine, astrology,
meditation and philosophy in two of the major monastic universities of
Tibet: Sera and Tashi Lhumpo.
He also studied in Gangchen Gompa, Tropu Gompa and Neytsong Monastery.
He was disceple of some of the most important Gelugpa Lamas like H.H.
Trjichang Rinpoche. In 1963, he went into exile to India where he
continued his studies for the next seven years at the Varanasi Sanskrit
University in Benares. In 1970, he received the Geshe Rigram degree
(similar to a Ph. D.) from Sera Monastic University situated in South
After his graduation, he worked as a Lama healer among the Tibetan
communities in Nepal, India and Sikkim, during which time he saved the
lives of many people and was named private physician to the Royal
Family. In 1981, Lama Gangchen visited Europe for the first time and has
since become a resident and Italian citizen. In the same year, he also
established his first European center: Karuna Choetsok in Lesbos,
Greece, where he planted a bodhi tree in the 'Buddha Garden', and where
he consecrated what was to become the first in a long line of World
Peace Buddha Statues, thankas and images.
Since 1982, he has travelled extensively, both healing and teaching
worldwide, leading many pilgrimages to some of the most important holy
places of different religious and spiritual denominations in the world.
Since many years Lama Gangchen promotes a very important project: the
integration between Tibetan Medicine (an incredible and unlikely still
unknown treasure of humankind) with allopathic medicine.
Lama Gangchen Rinpoche is the holder of an ancient and unbroken lineage of
Tantric Masters dating from the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. His Ngalso
Tantric Selfhealing is based on Buddha's teaching but it's suitable for
At present he has more than 100 Inner Peace Education centres or
Self-Healing Study Groups worldwide.