Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

I would like to talk a little bit about Trungpa Rinpoche. Even when he was very young, he was extremely knowledgeable. He gave the Rinchen Terdzö empowerment when he was very young, which is very long and very difficult. He learned all the different aspects of buddhist philosophy very easily, and he learned dzogchen meditation from Khenpo Gangshar, who was a very great siddha. After he left Tibet, he studied English and he developed great insight into how to teach dharma in the west. He is the one who first opened the gates of dharma in the West. He was a great scholar, and a very great teacher.

©2007 Mingyur Rinpoche
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was born in Nepal in 1975, and studied with his father, Tulku Urgyen and other great masters. Rinpoche teaches actively in the West and is known for his ability to convey the Buddhist teachings clearly and skillfully. One of his current projects is the establishment of Tergar Institute in Bodhgaya, India, an international center for traditional Karma Kagyu study and practice.