Othok Rinpoche Tenzin Dhamchoe was born in Lithang, a county of Tibet. He escaped from Tibet in 1986 and in 1987 was recognized as the reincarnation of Othok Punstang Lobsang Dhamchoe Rinpoche by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He started to study as a monk in 1986 and obtained the title of Ghesce Lharampa in 2008.
He currently lives at Drepung monastery in Southern India where he has a big number of disciples.