Khenpo Karma DM Sherpa

 Khenpo Karma DM Sherpa


Karma DM is one of the four founding members of Drupgni Khading Ling. Born in 1977 in the Dolakha-district of Nepal, he began his spiritual education at the early age of eight when he entered into the monastery community of his village. He was deeply inspired by his early teachers and the Buddhist teachings to engage himself in social work for his less fortunate fellow human beings.
In Kathmandu he later studied Tibetan, Logic and Buddhist Philosophy at the Karma Lekshey Ling Institute and after the Acharya-degree was awarded the Khenpo-title in 2005. Since 2005 he has been working as the headmaster of the Karma Lekshey Ling School, taught himself during the first years and opened the travel agency Karmapa Tours & Travels for the financial support of the school. As field manager of ICEF Taiwan he distributed numerous scholarships to students from families with poor backgrounds. As first chair of Drupngi Khading Ling he has lead our foundation through its uncertain beginning phase, so that  it is now giving over 20 children the chance of a double education of scientific and monastic subjects.



He received:
Sharmana vow from Bokar Rinpoche.
Bikshu vow (full monk ordination) from H.E. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.
All three vows of the Pratimoksha, the Bodhisattva, and Mantrayana.
Many initiations and reading transmissions from many genuine reincarnate lamas and other holders of the teaching. Further, he studied the various sciences and the main treatises of Vajrayana-Buddhism.
Performing Buddhist ritual activities from 2000.
Teaching Buddhist philosophy  and Tibetan grammar from 2006.

Director of the Karma Lekshey Ling School from 2007-2014.
Field manager of ICEF Taiwan from 2012-1014.
Managing Director of Karmapa Nepal Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd. since 2010.

Member at the Monastic Education Council, Ministry of Nepal since 2010.
General Secretary of Buddhist Education and Cultural Center since 2011.  

Tibetan, Nepali, English, Hindi and Sherpa.