Kunchok Thrinley Lhundup Namgyal was born in Kathmandu, Nepal in 1984 as the eldest son of yogi Lama Jorjel and Yangchen Dolkar from Kham, Tibet.
At the age of two, the 37th throne holder of Drikung Kyagudpa, H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chestang Rinpoche recognized him as the 11th reincarnation of Choeze Kuchen.
He received many teachings from both Drikung Holinesses and one of his main Guru was Dzogchen master of his time, Dzogchen Khenpo Thubga from Changma Rithro at Dzachukha. In the Kham region, he had many followers from different regions and monasteries of Tibet practicing different sects of Buddhism. He is recognized for his profound teachings covering all sects of Buddhism..