Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

Chair of the Board

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Thubten Chökyi Gyatso, was born in 1961 in East Bhutan. At a young age he was recognized as a tulku by H.H. Sakya Trizin and sent to Sikkim for his training. He received empowerments and teachings from many of the greatest lamas of Tibetan Buddhism, including H.H. the 16th Karmapa, his grandfather, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and more than 25 great lamas from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Throughout, his main guru was H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. While still a teenager, he began the restoration of Dzongsar Monastery in Derge. He studied in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies and began accepting invitations to teach all over the world. He established several colleges and retreat centres in India, Bhutan, Australia, and Canada. Rinpoche is an avid filmmaker and has written several books on Buddhist philosophy and practice including What Makes You Not a Buddhist and Not For Happiness. He is on the boards of Lotus Outreach, 84,000, and Khyentse Foundation, all of which he helped establish.

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  1. Alnoor Kassam

    I have been asked to help Coach 3 Tibetan Monasteries and one Buddhist Learning Institution . I understand your Foundation is already doing this and I hear many many positives things about you and your contemporary approach to Buddhism and spirituality. I am currently in Boudha and am going to be spending a lot more time in Bhutan ( at a monastery ) I was with Kay ( from Shechen monastery ) yesterday and he told me that I should get in touch with you as you have already done a lot of this work before . I also briefly met James Hopkins who told me I should meet you. I am hoping you or your assistant Dechen will call me on +977 9863319626


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October 1, 2015