Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

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Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Born in Bhutan in 1961, Thubten Chökyi Gyamtso, also known as Khyentse Norbu, was recognized by H.H. Sakya Trizin as the third incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, the founder of the Khyentse lineage. He received empowerments and teachings from the greatest lamas, like H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. the 16th Karmapa and his own grandfather, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche but his main master was Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. The Khyentse tradition being typically non sectarian (Rimé), he received teachings from masters of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He later attended London's School of Oriental and African Studies.

Working tirelessly for the preservation of the Buddhist teachings, he created centres of learning in Bhutan, India, the Far East as well as in Europe, Australia and North America, while supervising his traditional seat, Dzongsar Monastery, in Eastern Tibet.

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is also a filmmaker. He has directed The Cup (1999) and Travellers and Magicians (2003).

His latest publication is What makes You Not a Buddhist (Shambala 2007)

External link The site of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche