Gyonpo Tshering was awarded B.A. in Buddhist Philosophy from Semtolha Rigzhung Institute in 1975 and joined the civil service in the same year. After serving many offices such as the Department of Education, His Majesty s Secretariat, Royal Advisory Council, and Ministry of Home Affairs as Under Secretary, he joined the National Library and Archives. He is currently Research Specialist at the National Library of Bhutan in the capital, Thimphu, where he lives. He has translated and written a number of books on Bhutanese history and religion.