Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
Thrangu Rinpoche - Thrangu Rinpoche was born in Kham, Tibet in 1933. At the age of five he was formally recognized by His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa and Tai Situpa as the incarnation of the great Thrangu tulku. He was forced to flee to India in 1959, and consequently went to Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, where the Karmapa has his seat in exile. He was the main teacher of the four principle Karma Kagyü tulkus. In 1976 he began to teach in the West and is abbot of Gampo Abbey, a Buddhist Monastery in Nova Scotia. He is a recognized master of Mahamudra meditation and is especially known for making complex teachings accessible to Western students.