His Eminence Gongkar Dorje Dhenpa Rinpoche is the present throne holder of Dzongpa, a branch of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The seat of Gongkar Choede Dorje Dhen in India is situated near Dehradun.
Lhokha Gongkar Choede in Tibet was founded in 1464 by the highly renowned saint and scholar, Dorjedenpa Kunga Namgyal (1432-96). Under the guidance of the present throne-holder, Gongkar Dorje Dhenpa Rinpoche, Gongkar Choede Monastery maintains the teachings and rituals of Dzongpa.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Sakya Trizin recognized Rinpoche as the true reincarnation of the Dzongpa throne holder, Dorje Dhenpa Thunmi Kunga Namgyal.
The inauguration ceremony and consecration of Gongkar Choede Monastery was on March 7, 2003 and was presided over by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
May Gongkar Dorje Dhen, the place of practice of the glorious Sakya Masters' profound secret mantra teachings, spread widely and remain forever.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and
His Eminence Gongkar Dorje