On Trungpa Rinpoche

For the 30th Anniversary


Trungpa Rinpoche, whose teachings are as fresh and relevant today as they were when first taught, brought dharma to the west at an important historical moment. He was able to express the timeless wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism in elegant, creative and enduring educational, literary and artistic forms that continue to uplift and inspire students around the world. It’s a testament to his genius that younger Lamas, when first coming to the West, inevitably look to his pioneering work as a source of inspiration and guidance.

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.