His Holiness Lungtok Dawa Dhargyal Rinpoche, the 34th Menri Trizen, is the spiritual leader of Bön and the abbot of Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India. His Holiness was selected as the 34th Menri Trizen on January 1, 2018, following a process that included prayers and rituals to Bön deities and protectors. It is a lifelong appointment.
The 34th Menri Trizen Rinpoche was born November 29, 1972, in Amdo, Tibet. At age 17 he became a monk at Gamal Monastery in Amdo, and at age 18 he joined the Bön Dialectic School of Gamal Monastery. He received his geshe degree from Gamal Monastery at age 24. Then he made his way to Menri Monastery in India, where he received his second geshe degree, in 2012. He served the 33rd Menri Trizen, His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, for many years and held several important roles in the monastery, most recently as general secretary (administrator) of the Yungdrung Bön Monastic Center Society at Menri. In February 2018, Bönpos worldwide joined in celebrating the selection of the 34th Menri Trizen at Menri Monastery. On September 6, 2018, a formal grand enthronement ceremony took place at Menri.