Tulku Thondup Rinpoche
Tulku Thondup Rinpoche was born in Golok, Eastern Tibet. At the age of five, he was recognized as the reincarnation of Khenpo Konchog Dronme (Khenpo Kome), a celebrated scholar and adept of the Dodrupchen Monastery, a famous learning institution of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Political changes in Tibet caused Tulku Thondup to flee to India in 1958. He lived in India for 22 years, teaching Tibetan and Tibetan literature at Lucknow University (1967-76) and Visva Bharati University (1976-80).
In 1980, Tulku Thondup came to the United States as a visiting scholar at Harvard University. He continues to live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he engages in translation and writing on Tibetan Buddhism, particularly the Nyingma teachings, under the auspices of the Buddhayana Foundation. Founded and managed by Michael Baldwin and Harold Talbott, the Buddhayana Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the wisdom and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Tulku Thondup has also been affiliated with Mahasiddha Nyingmapa Center of Massachusetts and Chorten Gonpa (Monastery) of Sikkim, India. He is the author of many original Buddhist works and translations, including The Healing Power of Mind, Boundless Healing, and Masters of Meditation and Miracles. He currently travels throughout North America and Europe to teach Buddhism and lead healing meditation workshops.