Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

dzongsar khyentse rinpocheBorn 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, and the immediate incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö. He received empowerments and teachings from the greatest lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa and his grandfather, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, and his father, Trinley Norbu Rinpoche. His foremost teacher, however, was Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Belonging to the non-sectarian (Rimé) Khyentse tradition, he received teachings from masters of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He later attended London's School of Oriental and African Studies.

From a young age he has been active for the preservation of the Buddhist teaching, establishing centers of learning, supporting practitioners, publishing books and teaching all over the world. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche supervises his traditional seat of Dzongsar Monastery and its retreat centers in Eastern Tibet, as well as his new colleges in India and Bhutan. He has also has established centers in Australia, North America and the Far East. These are gathered under Siddhartha's Intent. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is also a filmmaker. He has directed The Cup (1999) and Travelers and Magicians (2003).