Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche

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Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Pema Karpo Meditation Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He holds a khenpo degree after nine years of study at Namdroling Monastery in South India. In April 2006, Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche was formally enthroned as a khenpo by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche and assigned to teach in the West. He came to the United States in 2004 at the invitation of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Shambhala International, and became an American citizen in 2012. He has lived in Memphis, Tennessee since 2007.


  • Your Mind Is Your Teacher (Shambhala Publications)
  • The Sadhana of Shakyamuni Buddha (Jeweled Lotus Publications)
  • The Excellent Path to Enlightenment by Longchenpa, co-translated with Gerry Wiener