Khenpo Gelek Jinpa was born un 1967 in Eastern Tibet, in the Khyungpo region. He became a monk when he was 19 and he studied first meditation and Dzogchen with the master Bönying Rangdröl. He was also trained in philosophy by the scholar Geshe Drangsong Yungdrung who had founded a college at the Tsedrup Monastery. He went out of Tibet in 1992 and first joined the monastery of Dolanji, where he had the opportunity to deepen his knowledge, before he finally arrive in Triten Norbutse Monastery where he obtained the Geshe Degree. He is a disciple of Yongdzin Rinpoche from whom he received a thorough training in the Dzogchen methods. He accomplished the Tummo retreat twice — one before his departure from Tibet and the second time in Normandy in 2001, for an academic research program about the effects of the Tummo practice.
He teaches regularly in Shenten Dargye Ling, and in Italy, in Austria.
He leads pilgrimages.
He is the author of a fascinating journal written in 2002 during one pilgrimage to Mount Kaïlash in western Tibet.
He was appointed as Khenpo (abbot) of Shenten Dargye Ling in 2013.