Geshe Monlam Tharchin was born in 1968, at Khyungpo Karru, Kham. After finishing his primary education, he studied and practiced Bon Sutra, Tantra, Tsalung Yoga and Dzogchen for several years.
After coming into exile in 1992 he furthered his studies at Pal Shenten Menriling, India and Palden Triten Norbutse, Nepal. In 2002 he was honored with Geshe degree (Ph.D.) at Menri Monastery.
He worked on the 13 volumes of collected works by Yongzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche and the 21 volumes of autobiography by the late Trisur Juchen Thubten.
He was elected to the 14th, 15thand 16thTPiE from Bon sect. As a Parliamentarian, he had worked in many Parliament Committees and was straightforward in questioning the Kashag about its drawbacks as he did in the Ka-chi Tsogchung on the election. He was the one who raised the issue of Tsojhe Khangsar Hospital of Bylakuppe in the house but later got punctured when health Kalon Tsering Wangchuk cried in the house and Juchen Konchok supported Kalon.
He seemed to have a very good memory of the sequence of events as he describes in the house but he lacks the courage to keep up the pressure of his criticism to Kashag when Sikyong tried to match his question with Yamey Thikrel answers.
Despite being elected from a religious sect, his loyalty to his Cholkha is evident from his participation and position in the Dhokham Chushi Gangdruk work.
We Utsangs must remember this Khampa regionalist monk left no stone unturned to smear the character of pawo Dawa Tsering on false, baseless, unfounded allegations of corruption for 15 long years. The fact that Dawa Tsering has no army guarding his Yongling school and the fact that CTA has failed to take the school away from him for 15 long years is an obvious admission they lost both the legal and the regional battle as well. Pity! Also, with a big smile bordering on lust, he often hangs around with young boys including novices.