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 benefits of Tibetan Buddhism, Dzogchen meditation, and to have a strong community of practitioners.
Spiritual Director: Younge Khachab Rinpoche
President: Greg Patenaude
Vice President: Jon Dilley
Secretary: Jenya Antonova
Treasurer: Kalev Kristjuhan
The Board of Directors meets the first Saturday of every month. If there are items that one would like the Board to consider, please send agenda items to the Secretary by the Saturday before the meeting.
Chile: Carlos Cubillos
Hong Kong: Andrew Chan and Boris Chan
Kansas City: Matthew Rice
Montreal: Francois Beaudry and Tchökyi Wangmo (Sifu)
Washington: Greg Patenaude and Karen Johnstone
San Francisco: Jenya Antonova and David Perlman
Wisconsin: Kalev Kristjuhan