Khenpo Sherap Phüntsok met Kyabjé Thrangu Rinpoche as a young boy and became a monk at Thrangu Rinpoche’s monastery. There he studied all aspects of ritual practice at the monastery and became a chant master. At the age of sixteen he entered Thrangu Rinpoche’s monastic college in Namo Buddha, Nepal, where he studied the curriculum of the Kagyü tradition. At the age of twenty-one, he was made an assistant teacher in 2001 by Kyabjé Thrangu Rinpoche and was awarded the title of Khenpo in 2003. In 2005, the Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje appointed Khenpo Sherap junior chant master for the Great Kagyü Mönlam, a position he has kept until now.
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