Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Tsoknyi Rinpoche as a young student (2nd step, 1st on right) with other tulkus

Tsoknyi Rinpoche as a young student (2nd step, 1st on right) with other tulkus

For over 21 years, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has been teaching students worldwide about the innermost nature of mind in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Rinpoche is one of those rare teachers whose lighthearted, yet illuminating style appeals to both beginners and advanced practitioners alike. He is truly a bridge between ancient wisdom and the modern mind.
 
His fresh insights into the western psyche have enabled him to teach and write in a way that touches our most profound awareness, using metaphors, stories and images that point directly to our everyday experience. He is widely recognized as a brilliantmeditation teacher, is the author of three books, Open Heart, Open Mind, Carefree Dignity, and Fearless Simplicity, and has a keen interest in the ongoing dialogue between western research, especially in neuroscience, and Buddhist practitioners and scholars.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s activity greatly contributes to the preservation of the Buddha Dharma in the East, while nurturing its growth in the West. His personal warmth and compassionate attention greatly enrich and enliven the depth of our learning experience. His dedication to teaching is based on his belief that the precious Buddha Dharma can bring peace and harmony to the world.

The nuns of Tsoknyi Gechak Ling Nunnery

Tsoknyi Rinpoche has dedicated his life to the education and training of nuns, both in eastern Tibet, where he supports over 3000 nuns, andTsoknyi Gechak Ling Nunnery in the hills outside the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The training of the Tsoknyi nuns to become holders of the wisdom tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is an extraordinary development in a world where the education and training of nun’s has often been overlooked. Learn more - Here

Lineage history:

The first Tsoknyi Rinpoche was an emanation of Milarepa’s disciple, Rechungpa and the Nyingmapa Terton Ratna Lingpa. He was born in Nangchen, Eastern Tibet, in the first half of the 19th century and was a contemporary of the three great lamas of the time: Jamyang Khyentse, Jamgon Kongtrul and Chokgyur Lingpa.
 
He fully mastered the practices of the Six Yogas of Naropa and became the principal guru for the 6th Khamtrul Rinpoche, Tenpa’i Nyima, and the great master Shakya Shri. He excelled in the yogas of the Nyingma tradition of Ratna Lingpa as well, which laid the foundation for establishing many nunneries of this special lineage, which was unique in Tibet.

The second Tsoknyi Rinpoche was born into the family of the King of Nangchen in the first half of the 20th century and received the Six Yogas of Naropa from the 6th Khamtrul Rinpoche. He mastered all the teachings that his previous incarnation held.

Read Rinpoche’s teaching, ‘Loving-kindness and Compassion in the Dzogchen Tradition’ - Here

Visit the Pundarika website - Here