Kyabjé Khenpo (Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche Tashi Palden) excelled in his monastic studies and became a Khenpo at a young age. During his early years he received a wealth of teachings and transmissions from Sötrul Rinpoche, the abbot of Kyabjé monastery, and later on from 11th Situ Rinpoche, 16th Karmapa, and Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Rinpoche and many others.
In Nepal, Khenpo met Kyabjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and spent several years with him at his hermitage, Nagi Gompa. He also met Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabjé Kalu Rinpoche, and 12th Situ Rinpoche and received many teachings and transmissions from them. Khenpo currently resides in Kathmandu.