• Karma Sonam Gyurme was born in 1974. At the age of three he was recognized as a “Tulku”, one who returns countless lifetimes to offer the Buddha's teachings.
  • At the age of seven, entered the Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, India.
  • As a boy of 11, while lost at a train station in Southern India, was kidnapped and sold into slavery. A year later, he was traded as an indentured house servant to another family in exchange for a German Shepherd puppy.
  • At age 18, returned to monastic life. Upon completing his studies, he was given blessings from his root gurus to work on behalf of Tibetan refugees.
  • In 2004, completed the construction of the Gyalton Karnying Dubde Ling Temple in Pharping, Nepal. The Temple currently serves as a spiritual retreat and cares after several elderly residents.
  • In 2005, was one of 18 spiritual leaders from around the world invited to participate in a Peace Pilgrimage following a feud between Hindus and Muslims that caused the lives of 2500 people in Gujarat, India. Tulku Tsori Rinpoche’s peaceful chanting brought harmony to the entire group; they themselves reciting the sacred chants recited by Rinpoche irrespective of their own traditions.
  • In 2005, began construction of a new Monastery in Mainpat Tibetan Refugee Settlement in India with a vision to house and educate up to 700 children simultaneously. The Monastery has already taken several children into its care, and strives to improve the living conditions of the entire refugee population.
  • In 2008, founded YTDR Foundation with a vision of establishing Dharma Centers throughout the world.
  • In December 2009, was a key speaker at Sivananda Arshram Bahamas Interfaith Symposium among spiritual leaders, mystics and musicians from the world’s major spiritual traditions.
  • Currently, Rinpoche is overseeing several charitable programs that benefit Tibetan refugee people while traveling as a public speaker, working on several publishing projects including translation of Tibetan scriptures, and propagating the teachings of the Buddha.

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