Born in 1983, Karma Lhatrul Rinpoche began his path of spiritual enlightenment at the age of three. As a toddler he was taken to a monastery in Northeast India after recalling his past life to his parents, who had turned to the great Terton Kunzang Dechen Lingpa Rinpoche (Lama Terton) to confirm the truth behind the child's stories. In 1987, Lama Terton adopted Karma as his "heart son", paid for all his expenses, taught him for many years and eventually transmitted him the teachings of his lineage which is of Mahayana school.
In 1993 he was sent to Jigaon Jungle for further education with 8 Maha yogis, including Kota Lama, his main script and art teacher. After training with them for three years, Karma's guru (Kunzang Dechen Lingpa) gave him instructions to begin Vajrayana meditation practice until 2003. In 2003, Lama Terton joined him in meditation practice and taught tantric yoga (tumo tsalung, an advanced yoga practice) for about six months. Karma continued his yoga and meditation practice until February 2006. One day, he suddenly received a message from Lama Terton that his 9 year-long meditation practice was finally complete. Nine days later, guru Kunzang Dechen Lingpa passed away.
His guru had always taught Karma that one's actions should always be of benefit to all living beings. To honor his teachings, Karma decided to start traveling and sharing his life experiences and the guru's teachings with the people of the modern world. Karma's passion is to transmit the knowledge of his lineage, passed on directly from late guru Kunzang Dechen Lingpa, in a way that is better understood from the perspective of a modern person who doesn't come from a background of a monastic tradition, yet is committed to the path of full liberation and enlightenment.