Tulku Damcho Rinpoche was recognized as the reincarnation of the great master Lama Tsoknyi by His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche. At that time he had already lived several years as a monk in the Thrangu Tashi Choling monastery in Kathmandu.
His previous incarnation, Lama Tsoknyi, was an outstanding master of the Thrangu Tashi Choling monastery in Tibet in the time preceding the Chinese invasion. Already in his childhood his natural spirituality became evident. With great devotion he practized 2000 Nyungnes, a special practice of the Thousand-armed Chenrezig. Through this intense practice he gained extraordinary experiences and realizations. He founded new retreat places, renovated old temples and served the dharma with manifold activities.
After his death he was reborn in Nubri in Northern Nepal. From early on he wished to receive the monks vows. After the Thrangu Tashi Choling monastery was established in Kathmandu/Nepal, he insisted to become a monk there. Then, after spending several years as a monk there, he was finally recognized and inthroned as Tulku Damcho.
He was outstanding in his studies and his conduct, and completed the shedra with excellence. A traditional 3-year retreat and a one year Kalachakra retreat followed, which ended in 2007. Asked by Thrangu Rinpoche, he now travels to Karma Kagyu centers all over the world to give teachings and empowerments on a yearly basis.