Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, founder, spiritual director, and resident teacher of Ligmincha Institute in Virginia, is one of the first lamas to bring Tibetan Bön Dzogchen teachings to the West. Renowned for his engaging teaching style and his ability to make ancient Tibetan teachings accessible and relevant to the lives of Westerners, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is recognized as the reincarnation of the famous master Khung Tul Rinpoche.

Born in India after his parents fled the Chinese invasion of Tibet, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche studied and practiced dzogchen (the Great Perfection) with Tibetan masters of Bön Buddhism since he was 13 years old, completing an 11-year course in traditional studies at the Bönpo Monastic Center in India. He received training from both Buddhist and Bön teachers, attaining the degree of Geshe, the highest academic degree of traditional Tibetan culture.

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche teaches in the United States and abroad and is author of several books, including Wonders of the Natural Mind; Healing with Form, Energy, and Light; Awakening the Sacred Body; and Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech and Mind.

What People are Saying About Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

“Using clear concepts, illuminating images and metaphors, and effective practices, [Tenzin Wangyal] Rinpoche transmits a comprehensive, profound view of the teachings that lead to realization of our true nature.”
—Martin Lowenthal, author of Opening the Heart of Compassion

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