Tulku Dawa Gyalpo Rinpoche was recognized by HH Dalai Lama, HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and HH Penor Rinpoche as the authentic reincarnation of the previous Shidag Rinpoche Orgyan Pema Rangdrol. Upon completing his monastic education, including the nine-year course in both sutra and tantra, he was appointed as the head of the Tsogyal Shedrup Dhargyeling nunnery, while also teaching at the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute. Currently he serves as the resident teacher of the Palyul Pema Mani Center in Toronto.
Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo has said of Rinpoche, "He is a devout disciple of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. His knowledge is a mine of jewels as he has studied well and worked hard."