His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche Ugyen Tenzin Thinley Lhendup (also referred to as Khedrupchen Rinpoche) was recognized and enthroned as the Fifth successive reincarnation of Kyabgon Khedrupchen Jigme Kundrol who was an illustrious heart son of Rigzin Jigme Lingpa.
He graduated from Ngagyur Nyingma College, Dehradun, India in 2014. Even before the completion of his studies, the Rephel Mindrol Lhakhang monastery in Trongsa was offered to him by the local community as it was on the verge of collapsing and the community had no means of supporting it.
Since then Rinpoche has been taking full responsibility of looking after the monastery, and renamed it as the Sangchen Ogyen Tsuklag Monastery, recognizing its historical importance which was linked to many former lifetimes of Khedrupchen Rinpoche.
He has been working tirelessly to uphold this historical monastery founded upon by the Bhutanese consort of Guru Rinpoche Monmo Tashi Khyidren.