Awakening Wisdom & Compassion with Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

Venerable Khandro Rinpoche

July 30–August 1, 2010

Tuition $175 + 2 nights

According to the Buddhist tradition our basic being is joyful, open, and compassionate. But how do we access these inherent qualities? In this rare weekend with renowned master Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche we will learn practical means for training our mind through the practice of lojong, or “mind training.” This practice consists of contemplating a series of profound yet accessible slogans which undercut our self-centered orientations and expose our open, boundless hearts. Training in these slogans has a direct impact on our everyday lives, giving us the strength to be courageously loving in a world so in need of our help. Both new and long-time practitioners are welcome.

Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, holder of both the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages, is one of the most revered and inspiring Tibetan masters teaching today. Rinpoche has been teaching internationally for over seventeen years and is renowned for her warmth, humor, and direct teaching style. She is fluent in English and has a keen understanding of the needs of Western students. Author of This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment, Rinpoche is also actively involved in numerous charitable projects and the preservation and flourishing of the dharma. The North American seat of her Mindrolling lineage is the Lotus Garden Retreat Center, which Rinpoche established in Virginia in 2003.

Venerable Khandro Rinpoche

Venerable Khandro Rinpoche is the daughter of His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen, who is head of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the most renowned Tibetan Lamas currently living. Born into the Mindrolling lineage, Khandro Tsering Paldrön was recognized at the age of two by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa as the re-incarnation of the Great Dakini of Tsurphu, Khandro Ugyen Tsomo, one of the most renowned female masters of her time. The present Khandro Rinpoche holds the lineages of both the Nyingma and Kagyu traditions.

Khandro Rinpoche has received teachings and transmissions from some of the most accomplished masters of the 20th century, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, His Eminence Trulzhig Rinpoche, His Eminance Tenga Rinpoche, His Eminance Tsetrul Rinpoche and His Eminance Tullku Ugyen Rinpoche.

Rinpoche maintains a rigorous schedule, teaching in the U.S., Canada, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Germany, France, the Czech Republic and Greece. She established the Samten Tse Retreat Center in Mussoori, India, which is home to 30 nuns and also provides a place of study and retreat for monastics and western lay practitioners. Khandro Rinpoche serves as the resident teacher the Lotus Garden in rural Virginia, a center she established for retreat practice, the study of crucial Buddhist texts, and visiting teachers from all lineages. She is also actively involved with the Mindrolling Monastery in Dehra Dun, India.

Her first book, entitled This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment, was published by Shambhala Publications in 2003.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.