Lama Sonam，was born in 1962 in Bhutan, He was a monk in Rumtek Monastry in Sikkim before entering Thrangu Tashi Choling in Nepal.
Lama Sonam was a personal attendant of Thrangu Rinpoche in the Monastry for many years. He completed the three year retreat at the Namo Buddha Retreat Center and was a teacher of young monks at the Thrangu Tashi Choling. He studied English while staying at Oxford Thrangu House.
He is now a Vajra Master of Hong Kong Thrangu Centre.