Bon-Gya Rinpoche was born in 1935 in Nothern Amdo region of Rebkong in Tibet. Lamas from both Bon and Nyingma traditions recognized him to be the reincarnation of Bon-Gya Yungdrung Phuntsok.
He studied the various religious texts of Bon and Buddhist traditions from numerous renowned teachers. Today he is respected for his scholarly knowledge and revered for his spiritual depth throughout the Tibetan literary and ecclesiastical world and by both Bon and Buddhist followers from all walks of life. He has attracted students of different faiths from many countries.
In Rebkong he rebuilt the Bon-Gya Monastery where the monks are taught the art of debate and dialectics, practice of Dzogchen meditation, and Tibetan and Zhang Zhung arts and literature. Rebkong is known to be a special place because of the large number of Bon Tantric practitioners. Each village of Rebkong has a temple for the lay practitioners.
Rinpoche is particularly interested in the spiritual development and welfare of the lay people which is why he lays emphasis in building these temples among the people.
Bon-Gya Rinpoche is the author of eight books on subjects as varied as Bon philosophy and Dzogchen meditation to poetry and Zhang Zhung and Tibetan history. He is invited all over the world to attend scholarly and spiritual seminars on Bon and Zhang Zhung and Tibetan traditions. He resides at Bon-Gya monastery and gives spiritual guidance to his wards.