Lama Tenzin was born in Nepal and joined Samdrub Dhargay Choling Monastery, Sonada in 1989. He received ordinary and full-ordained monks vows from the previous Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche and like Lama Tsultrim, he completed the monastery's syllabus and received all the instructions and empowerments in the Shangpa Kagyu tradition. He joined the three-year retreat centre at Lava, near Kalimpong, India, under the guidance of H.E. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche. In 2012, Lama Tenzin successfully completed the retreat and took up various responsibilities, including Chanting Master ("omze") and Vajra Master ("Dorje Lopon") along with many other tasks at the Salagura Stupa Drodon Kunchab Chodey.
In 2015, Lama Tenzin was invited to Canada, as the Resident Teacher at KDOL, KKC's Retreat Centre on Saltspring Island.