Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche

Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche

HER EMINENCE Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche is the daughter of His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen. Born into the Mindrolling lineage, which throughout its history has had many accomplished female masters, Rinpoche was recognized at the age of two by His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa as the re-incarnation of the Great Dakini of Tsurphu, Khandro Ugyen Tsomo, who was one of the most renowned female masters of her time. Thus, the present Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche came to hold the lineages of both Nyingma and Kagyu schools.

Her Eminence Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche received teachings and transmissions from some of the most accomplished masters of the 20th century, His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, His Eminence Trulzhig Rinpoche, His Eminence Tenga Rinpoche, His Eminence Tsetrul Rinpoche and His Eminence Tulku Ugyen Rinpoche.

Rinpoche has been teaching internationally for sixteen years in both Europe and North America, offering teachings from both the Kagyu and Nyingma schools.

Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche established and heads the Samten Tse Retreat Centre in Mussoorie, India which provides a place of study and retreat for monastics and Western lay practitioners, with students from East and West living together in spiritual community. Currently 52 nuns and 30 western students are in residence at Samten Tse.

The North American seat of Mindrolling International, is Lotus Garden Retreat Center in rural Virginia, USA, which provides retreat practice, the study of crucial Buddhist texts, and hosts visiting teachers from all lineages.

Rinpoche’s book, entitled This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment, was published by Shambhala Publications in 2003.