Latri Khenpo Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche

Latri Khenpo Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche

Latri Khenpo Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche is the Bön lineage holder and Abbot of Latri Monastery in Eastern Tibet. 

Rinpoche has taught the unbroken lineage of Bön in the U.S., Europe and Asia since 1989. He received his Geshe degree (equal to a Ph.D. in the West) in 1987 from the Bön Dialectic School at sMenri Monastery in Dolanji, India, the seat of Yungdrung Bön religion and education. There he was taught by His Holiness, Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the late 33rd sMenri Trizin (Abbot); His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, the Lopon (Head Teacher) of all Bön education. Rinpoche’s early education came from his father, Latri Gyaltsen Nyima Rinpoche, a well-known lama in eastern Tibet at Dorpatan Monastery and his childhood teacher Tsultrim Nyima Rinpoche.

He is the founder and spiritual director of the Yeru Bön Center in Minneapolis and Los Angeles; The Shen Chen Ling in Minks (Belarus); Sharza Ling Institute and Sharza Meditation Center in Poland; The Bön Shen Drup De in Ukraine and Yeru Canada; and the founder and president of the Bön Children’s Home in Dolanji, India, a home for both orphaned Tibetan children and all children in need of a home.

Rinpoche is the author of Opening The Door To Bön, a guide for Western Students of Bön.


Latri Khenpo Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche at Omega