Khondung Gyana Vajra was born on the 5th of July 1979 in Dehra Dun, U.P. India. During his childhood, he along with his elder brother, Khondung Ratna Vajra, studied religious texts, reading, writing, grammar, memorization of important prayers and rituals under the tutorship of Venerable Rinchen Sangpo.He then joined Sakya Centre, the main monastery and seat of His Holiness Sakya Trizin, where he learned all the basic rituals and prayers for few years. Following the completion of his studies and training at Sakya Centre he joined Sakya College and furthered his studies in Buddhist philosophy for next five years.
During his college life; he often participated in various religious ceremonies held annually at Sakya Centre. He has received numerous major initiations and also many common and uncommon teachings from His Holiness. He has also accompanied His Holiness