Phakyab Rinpoche is a ranking Tibetan Buddhist lama in the Gelugpa order. Born in Kham, Tibet in 1966 at the age of thirteen he was ordained and began his monastic training at Ashi Monastery. After leaving Tibet, he entered Sera Mey Monastery in India where he was tutored by Khenpo Lobsang Jamyang and Khensur Tinle Topgye. In 1994, he was recognized as the eighth reincarnation of the Phagyab lama, a renowned Buddhist teacher from Eastern Tibet.
Rinpoche is a powerful exemplar of the potential we all have to cultivate the life of the Bodhisattva or spiritual hero. He brings humility, cheer and boundless compassion to his teaching, and his personal story of self-healing from several severe medical conditions vividly demonstrates our inherent potential to heal ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally. His radical healing has astonished his doctors, friends and students alike and serves as a vivid reminder that we all have the ability to transform obstacles into resources for spiritual awakening.