Khenpo Pema Tenphel entered Rigon Thupten Mindolling monastery under the care of H.E. Drubwang Adzin Rinpoche . He graduated from Ngagyur Nyingma University, Mysore, India, and was awarded his Khenpo degree by H.H. Pema Norbu Rinpoche. He received Sutra and Tantra teaching from Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, Khenchen Namdrol and many other Khenpos. Khenpo receied the Kama, Terma and Gesar cycle of empowerments from H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Taklung Tsetrul and others. His main teachers are H.H. Pema Norbu Rinpoche , H.E. Adzin Rinpoche and H.E. Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche. Today Khenpo lives at Rigon Thupten Mindolling monastery, in Orissa. As deputy in-charge, he works closely under Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche.