H.E. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche


H.E. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche

H.E. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche is a preeminent Buddhist Dzogchen master, teacher, scholar, and author who is fluent in English and has a keen understanding of Western culture. Rinpoche is admired for his sharp intellect, quick wit and heartfelt compassion. His spontaneous, clear, and insightful teachings inspire us to live in the moment with wakefulness and genuine caring for others.

Rinpoche is in the process of establishing the Center for Enlightenment at Buddhafield in Millerton, New York, which he calls “a sanctuary of complete awareness within ourselves, in the center of our hearts.” He has also established the Dharmachakra Teaching Fund in the United States and Europe. All the revenue generated from Rinpoche’s teachings goes into these funds and is used to organize and sponsor further teachings and retreats.

For more than two decades, Rinpoche has tirelessly given teachings, retreats, seminars, and empowerments around the world and has lectured at many universities, including Harvard, Yale, and Naropa. In 1989, Rinpoche and his students founded Rangrig Yeshe Organization to support his compassionate activities in the United States. Rinpoche also founded the Himalayan Children’s Fund, which has helped to support and educate more than 300 underprivileged children. In Kathmandu, he established the Shyalpa Monastery, Nunnery, and Retreat Center, where he guides more than 130 monks and nuns in the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtig tradition.

In 2009, Rinpoche also founded the nonprofit organization Wencheng Gongzhu International Foundation in Hong Kong to support teachings and events throughout Southeast Asia. Four years later, the government of Nepal entrusted H.E. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche with a parcel of land adjacent to the birthplace of the Buddha in Lumbini, Nepal, where plans are underway for the construction of the Mahasiddha Sanctuary for Universal Peace.

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