Karma Kuchen Rinpoche was born on 28th August 1970, in South India. At an early age, he possessed the sublime qualities of a noble being such as compassion, loving kindness and courage. Both His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and Penor Rinpoche had said that he is the unmistaken incarnation of Karma Thegchog Nyingpo, the fourth Karma Kuchen Rinpoche.
He was then invited to Namdroling Monastery where Penor Rinpoche looked after him and provided him with basic religious education. Karma Kuchen Rinpoche excelled in all the monastic training and mastered all the traditional knowledge of the Palyul lineage. He also received numerous Nyingma Teachings from great masters such as His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Penor Rinpoche.
Of the many remarkable qualities that he possesses, the most striking quality is his strict and pure observance of all the vows of a monk. He is thus the embodiment of pure conduct in these degenerate times.