Geshe Yungdrung Gyatso Choekhortshang was born in the Himalayan region Dolpo in Nepal in 1980. At the age of ten he met his teacher, H.E. Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche. Under his guidance he learnt Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen teachings for eighteen years at Yungdrung Bon Academy of Higher Studies of Triten Norbutse Institution in Kathmandu. In 2008 he concluded the studies and was conferred the degree of Geshe, the highest philosophical title in Tibetan monastic education. After his studies he underwent special meditation and Trul-khor retreats and served as the administrator of the school and clinic of Tibetan medicine "Bhumzhi Medical School". At present he is editor in chief of "Drepoi Beltam" Journal of Triten Norbutse and has taken on responsibility for reconstruction of Tashi Namgyal monastery in his homeland Dolpo.