Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

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Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche in Lerab Ling, October 2010

Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche aka Tsering Paldrön (Tib. ཚེ་རིང་དཔལ་སྒྲོན་, Wyl. tshe ring dpal sgron) (b.1967) is the daughter of Kyabjé Minling Trichen Rinpoche and one of the most renowned Tibetan teachers currently teaching in the West.

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 (1897–1961), 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, 7-8 April 2010, The Healing Power Of Mind. Buddhist Practices for Healing and Transformation of Mind
  • Lerab Ling, France
    • 1 October 2010, Compassion Versus Competition: An Essential Teaching on the Buddhist Practice of Lojong. Available here
    • 3 October 2010, Meditation
  • 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 Meditation 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
  • Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, 24 & 25 April 2018: Ist Vajrayana der richtige Pfad für mich
  • London, Rigpa Centre, 12 June 2018, Buddhist Ethics
  • London, Rigpa Centre, 13 June 2018, The Essence of Buddhism
  • Dzogchen Beara, Ireland, 15-17 June 2018, The Seven Points of Mind Training with an emphasis on point 3.
  • Lerab Ling, France, 13-15 July 2018, The Seven Points of Mind Training.
  • Bodhgaya, India, 27 & 28 February 2019, confession practice
  • Rigpa London, UK
    • 20 March 2019, meditation
    • 21 March 2019, ngöndro
  • Rigpa Amsterdam, Holland, 23-24 March 2019, how the stages of shamatha and vipashyana lead to the Dzogchen view
  • Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, 17-18 April 2019, Self-Liberating Meditation (Gompa Rangdrol) by Patrul Rinpoche
  • Lerab Ling, 12-13 October 2019, The Path of the Compassionate Warrior, teaching on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattvas (up to and including verse 4)


  • Mindroling Monastery, India, April-May 2020, teachings on Turning Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment
  • Prajnaonline, 2021, Taking Refuge: The Foundation Of Buddha’s Path To Awakening, Part 1, available here
  • Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, 25-28 May 2023, teachings on Profound Instruction on Shamatha by Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche
  • Rigpa London, UK, 1-2 July 2023. Week End Retreat on Buddha Nature, using Uttaratantra shastra
  • Lerab Ling, France, 10-12 May 2024, Gompa Rangdrol
  • Dharma Mati, Germany, 17-19 May 2024, continuation Profound Instruction on Shamatha by Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche
  • Rigpa Centre Amsterdam, Netherlands, 13 June 2024, Vajra Verses on the Natural State

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