Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
She was recognized at the age of two by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa as the reincarnation of the great dakini of Tsurphu, Khandro Ugyen Tsomo, one of the most renowned female masters of her time. The present Khandro Rinpoche holds the lineages of both the Nyingma and Kagyü traditions.
Khandro Rinpoche has received teachings and transmissions from some of the most accomplished masters of the 20th century, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Minling Trichen, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Trulshik Rinpoche, Tenga Rinpoche, Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche and Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
Rinpoche maintains a rigorous schedule, teaching from both the Kagyü and Nyingma traditions in the USA including Hawaii, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Germany, France, the Czech Republic and Greece. She has established and heads the Samten Tse Retreat Center in Mussoori, India, which is home to 30 nuns and also provides a place of study and retreat for monastics and western lay practitioners. Rinpoche is also resident teacher at the Lotus Garden Retreat Center in Virginia, USA, which she established to provide retreat practice, the study of important Buddhist texts, and visiting teachers from all lineages. Rinpoche is also actively involved with the Mindroling Monastery in Dehra Dun, India.
She also heads a variety of charitable projects that supply health care and Buddhist education for monastics and lay practitioners who work side by side in a variety of challenging settings—including a leprosy project.
- This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment (Shambhala Publications, 2003)
Teachings Given at Rigpa Centres
- Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, April 2009,
- 3 April, The Essence of Buddhism
- 4-5 April, The Way of the Bodhisattvas
- Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, 7-8 April 2010, The Healing Power Of Mind. Buddhist Practices for Healing and Transformation of Mind
- Lerab Ling, France
- Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, 8-9 May 2011, Meditation—Make your life easier with mindfulness and awareness
- Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, 17-18 April 2012, The Vajrayana Tradition of Tibet—An Introduction
- Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, 29-31 May 2013, The Four Dharmas of Gampopa
- London, Rigpa Centre, UK, 11-12 June 2013, Devotion and Teacher Student Relationship & the Path of Compassion
- New York, USA, 3-4 September 2013
- Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, 7-8 May 2014, The Union of the Mediation Methods of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
- London, Rigpa Centre, UK, 10-11 June 2014
- Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, 6-7 May 2015, The Prayer of Yeshe Tsogyal
- London, Rigpa Centre, UK, 9-10 June 2015
- Dzogchen Beara, Ireland, 20-22 May 2016, Transforming Negative Emotions; The Five Slogans of Machik Labdrön
- London, Rigpa Centre, UK, 24-25 May 2016
- Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, 21-22 June 2016, Teachings from the Dzogchen Tradition
- Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, 19-20 April 2017, the student-teacher relationship, the Four Seals. Available here
- Dzogchen Beara, Ireland, 12-14 May 2017, Taming Mind with Meditation: Teachings on the practices of ‘calm abiding’ and ‘clear seeing’
- London, Rigpa Centre, UK, 16-18 May 2017