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Kagyu Teachers - Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

Khenpo Tsultrum Gyamtso Rinpoche

Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche was born in 1934 to a nomad family in Kham, Eastern Tibet. When he was two years old, his father died and his mother dedicated her life to the practice of Buddhism. As young Child he accompanied his mother on pilgrimages, to Buddhist teachings, initiations and even to extended retreats.
At an early age he then left home to train himself with a yogi, Lama Zopa Tarchin. After completing this training, for five years he wandered throughout Tibet undertaking retreats in caves and living in charnel grounds, in order to master higher Buddhist practices.


After that he went to Tsurphu monastery in Tibet where he received meditation instructions from H.H. the 16th Karmapa.
A year later Buddhist nuns approached him to help against the Chinese invaders and he led them over the Himalayas to Bhutan. There he built them a nunnery, a retreat center and a school. After that for several year he stayed at a Tibetan Refugee Camp in North India where he studied the Buddhist Sutras and Tantras of all Tibetan Buddhist Schools. Thereupon he received the Khenpo and the Geshe Lharampa degrees. Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche founded the Marpa Institute for Translators.
Since 1977 he is teaching extensively all over the world.