His Holiness the Je Khenpo appointed 40-year-old Lopen Tashi Tshering from Yeybisa in Punakha as the Lam Neten of Chukha Rabdey yesterday. 

Prior to the appointment, he served as a teacher at the Institute of Science of Mind in Semtokha. 

He joined as a monk at 6 years and studied at Dechenphodrang monastic school, Sewala Shedra, and completed his Buddhist Philosophy studies from Tago Shedra. After completing the preliminary practices (Ngoendro) retreat at Chari retreat centre, he undertook the traditional three-year retreat at Drolung Goemba, receiving pith instructions from His Holiness the late 68th Je Khenpo Jetsun Tenzin Dhoendup.