Tsoknyi Rinpoche, a meditation master in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, is the spiritual head of 26 nunneries and two monasteries in Nepal. His teachers include some of the most renowned masters of Tibet, including Khamtrul Rinpoche, his father Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He has been teaching in the West for many years and has a center, Yeshe Rangsal, in Colorado.
Tsoknyi Rinpoche is a lama of both the Drukpa Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. Born in 1966 in Nepal, he is widely recognized as a brilliant meditation teacher. He the author of three books, Carefree Dignity; Fearless Simplicity; and, most recently, Open Heart, Open Mind. He has a keen interest in the ongoing dialogue between Western research, especially in neuroscience, and Buddhist practitioners and scholars.
For more than 20 years, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has been teaching people around the world about the innermost nature of mind in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s lighthearted, yet illuminating style appeals to both beginners and advanced practitioners alike as he bridges ancient wisdom and the modern mind.
What Others Are Saying About Tsoknyi Rinpoche
“The priceless treasures of Tibetan Buddhism are still being kept alive by the lineages of masters who offer them as blessings to the world. Tsoknyi Rinpoche embodies one of the most remarkable of these lineages. He is a profound and skillful teacher who has brought enormous benefit to those of us who have studied with him in the West. He is also the visionary leader of huge practice communities of nuns and monks in Tibet and Nepal.”
—Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and author of After the Ecstasy, the Laundry