The present Chagme Rinpoche was born in 1975, and is the grandson of Terton (hidden treasure master) Ozer Dorje.
When Chagme Rinpoche was a young boy, he received many teachings and empowerments from his father. And at twelve, was officially recognized by His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang as the ninth Drikung Kagyu incarnation of Karma Chagme. Chagme Rinpoche has received many teachings and empowerments from His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche and other renowned teachers, and has spent a great deal of time in retreat.
Chagme Rinpoche has also studied in India and received special empowerments of the Drikung Kagyu lineage from H.H. the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang. At present, he is the administrator of his monastery in Tibet, and travels to Tibet and China, where he teaches regularly.