Rinpoche was born in the province of Amdo (Eastern Tibet) in 1926, and
at age six was recognized as the reincarnation of the former abbot of
the Kirti Gompa. At the age of nine, He was ordained as a monk. Rinpoche
received teachings from many high Lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche is one of the holders of the tantra of Kalachakra
lineage, having received that empowerment when he was 14 years old.
At the age of 32 and having completed his monastic studies he was appointed
as the Abbot of Kirti.
from TÝbet in 1959, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche taught Tibetan orphans at
the Tibetan Children's Village, Dharamsala, India. At the age of 45
he began a fifteen-year meditation retreat in a small stone hermitage
above Dharamsala, "big enough for a bed, prostrations, and a stove".
He spent seven years in meditation on Lam Rim, three years on "Seven
Point Thought Transformation", and some generation and completion stage
tantra. Two years were spent only on generation and completion stages
and in the final 3 years, Rinpoche repeated all of the above.
is one of the teachers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and many other
high Lamas. Rinpoche has been giving teachings around the world in many
countries included: Australia, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, New
Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States.