Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Tsoknyi Rinpoche Photo by Marvin Moore

During my early studies at Tashi Jong, I heard many stories of Trungpa Rinpoche from my teacher, the late Khamtrul Rinpoche, and other lamas. They all spent time together living in Dalhousie, India, soon after arriving from Tibet. The most remarkable aspect of all these stories were the descriptions of Trungpa Rinpoche’s immense wisdom and fearless compassion in action. One example of this activity is how he rescued many Tibetans during those perilous times.

After coming to America I once again witnessed his wisdom and compassionate courage pioneering a path that has made dharma abundantly available to innumerable western students.

© 2007 Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Renowned teacher of the Drukpa Kagyu and Nyingma traditions, Tsoknyi Rinpoche received his early training from many great masters, including Khamtrul Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and his father Tulku Urygen. He is the abbot of two nunneries in Nepal, and 55 nunneries and monasteries in Tibet. In addition, his worldwide teaching activities and the publication of his books, Carefree Dignity,Fearless Simplicity, and Open Heart, Open Mind, have inspired and magnetized many students in the West.