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Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche

Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche Born in 1925 near the Tibetan border in China, the Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche was recognized at the age of seven as a tulku of Dhomang Monastery in Tibet.  In 1959 as the Cultural Revolution impacted Tibet, Rinpoche fled for India and lived there for twelve years.  During his initial years of exile in Buxa, India, he served as an elected representative of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism who had congregated there.

Requested by H.H. the Dalai Lama and H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche to move to the West in order to spread the Dharma, Gyatrul Rinpoche came to America in 1972.  Rinpoche was appointed by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche as the spiritual director and representative of the Yeshe Nyingpo centers on the west coast of the United States and of Tashi Choling Center for Buddhist Studies in southern Oregon.  In addition, the Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche has been instrumental in founding Buddhist centers for study and practice in several other locations in the U.S. and abroad.  Rinpoche established Mirror of Wisdom in the early 1980's as the media and archives of Pacific Region Yeshe Nyingpo.

The Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche is well-known for his wit and humor, his ceaseless compassion, his insight and genuine humility, and for presenting the traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings in a way that is accessible and contemporary yet true to the traditions he embodies and upholds.  Through uniquely skillful teaching techniques he continues to bring students to the profound Vajrayana path and provide the sublime guidance that is indispensable to its practitioners.

For more information visit: www.tashicholing.org or www.orgyendorjeden.org

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