Naksang Rinpoche was born in the remote Himalayan borderland region of Tsari. At the age of 7 he was sent to be educated in the Tibetan Buddhist Ganden Monastery in South India. Due to his excellence in the subject, at the age of 12, he was appointed as a calligraphy master instructing both senior and junior monks. At the age of 13, he was recognized by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as a tulku, a reincarnation of an accomplished Tibetan yogi. At the age of 20, Rinpoche left the monastery to become a lay Buddhist practitioner and completed a traditional three-year meditation retreat in a cave in the Indian Himalayas. He has over 20 years of experience in meditation and contemplative calligraphy practice and has led meditation and calligraphy retreats both nationally and internationally.