Jigme Tromge Rinpoche

Jigme Tromge RinpocheJigme Tromge Rinpoche was born in 1964 in Orissa, India, the son of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. He was recognized by Chokling Rinpoche as his previous life’s son Tsewang Norbu, an emanation of Yudra Nyingpo, one of Guru Rinpoche’s twenty-five disciples.

He studied with the revered masters, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok. He also studied philosophy with Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche and at the philosophy school of Kyabje Penor Rinpoche. He received the full cycle of the Duddul and Longsal Nyingpo lineages from Mogtza Rinpoche, of Katog Gonpa in Tibet.

Rinpoche immigrated to the United States in 1988. After completing the traditional three-year retreat under the guidance of his father, he moved to Ati Ling in 1992 and became its resident lama. Rinpoche now travels throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe teaching. As authorized by his teacher, the Dzogchen master Khenpo Ngagchung, and at Chagdud Khadro's request, Jigme Rinpoche offers Dzogchen teachings in Brazil.

Besides the monasteries in Tibet and Nepal for which he is jointly responsible, he is the founder and director of the Padmasambhava Peace Institute, and director of the Mahakaruna Foundation, an international charitable organization.