Ngawang Sungrab Phagyab Rinpoche is a ranking Tibetan Buddhist lama in the Gelugpa order. Born in Kham, Tibet in 1966 and ordained at the age of thirteen, Rinpoche began his monastic training at Ashi Monastery in Eastern Tibet before transferring to Sera Mey Monastery in South India where he trained under the tutelage of Ven. Khenpo Lobsang Jamyang and Ven. Khensur Geshe Tinle Topgye. In 1994, he was recognized as the eighth reincarnation of the Phagyab lama, a renowned Buddhist teacher from Eastern Tibet.
Ven. Phagyab Rinpoche is known for his healing abilities. As a striking example, he healed his leg, which two doctors said needed to be amputated after undergoing torture in Tibet.
The Compassion Project that he started was founded to bring the wisdom of Tibet’s Buddhist mind-sciences to the West to teach techniques for developing mindfulness, stress-reduction, non-violent conflict resolution, compassion and mind-body well-being. See his website www.healingthroughcompassion.org.