H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

J.E. Dzongsar Khjentse Rinpoche

The present Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Thubten Chökyi Gyamtso, was born in 1961. He was recognised by H.H. Sakya Trizin, and received empowerments and teachings from many of the greatest lamas of Tibetan Buddhism, including H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. the 16th Karmapa, and his own grandfather, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche. His main guru was Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and further studied with more than 25 great lamas from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

While still a teenager, he was responsible for publishing many rare texts that were in danger of being lost entirely, and in the 1980s, began the restoration of Dzongsar Monastery in Tibet. He has established several colleges and retreat centres in India and Bhutan. In accordance with the wishes of his teachers, he has travelled and taught throughout the world, establishing dharma centres in Australia, Europe, North America, and Asia. His organisation Siddharthas Intent organises Rinpoche’s te­achings, while Khyentse Foundation is dedicated to providing for the needs of Rinpoche’s res­ponsibilities.

Rinpoche is the author of the book „What Makes You Not a Buddhist“ and wrote and directed the movies The Cup and Travellers and Magicians.

In this time when the traditional structures of Tibetan Buddhism are facing challenges, and when Buddhism is reaching new audiences, Rinpoche is known for the freedom with which he moves between cultures and people, and his uncompromising dedication to bringing the philosophy and the path of enlightenment to anyone with an open heart. Details on Rinpoche’s ac­tivities and teaching programs can be found on www.siddharthasintent.org.

Visiting teachers

Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche

Kjabdže Taklung Tsetrul Rinpočhe

Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche is the throne-holder of the Dorje Drak Monastery, and the head of the lineage of the Northern Treasures, the tradition which originated from the treasures of the great tertön Rigdzin Godem…

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H.E. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

J.E. Džetsün Khandro Rinpočhe

Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche is the daughter of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Gyurme Künzang Wangyal. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche is one of the most renowned Tibetan teachers currently teaching in the west…

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H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

J.E. Dzongsar Khjentse Rinpoche

The present Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Thubten Chökyi Gyamtso, was born in 1961. He was recognised by H.H. Sakya Trizin, and received empowerments and teachings from many of …

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Venerable Ato Rinpoche

Ato Rinpočhe

Rinpoche himself has divided his life into three stages: a monk in Tibet; fugitive in India, who attended to politics on a call of H.H. 16th Karmapa; common person working in Europe. In Tibet Rinpoche spent all together ten …

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