Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation
Teachers

from left to right, Yangchen-la, Chökyi-la (behind),
Rangdröl Rinpoche, H.H. the Dalai Lama,
Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche and
Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, in Lisbon in 2007

The teachers involved with Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation since its conception were Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche, who never travelled to the West, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche. By invitation of the sons of Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche, the most important teachers of all schools of Tibetan Buddhist have taught in France.

Such as in Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation in France, the main masters in Portugal are the three sons and spiritual heirs of Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche, whose biography is briefly presented below. By their invitation, several important teachers have taught in Portugal, such as H. H. the Dalai Lama (2001 and 2007), Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche, Rabjam Rinpoche and Mingyur Rinpoche.

Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche

Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche

Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche is the youngest son of Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche. He spent his infancy in Darjeeling with his parents. After Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche's passing, he spent a long time with Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in India, Nepal and Bhutan, receiving many precious teachings. In 1980, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche travelled to Europe with his Mother and the rest of the family.
Today, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche is highly requested to teach all over the world. He supervises the parallel retreats in France and Portugal, is responsible for the translation projects of Padmakara and supervises the translation of texts from Tibetan to English and French.





Taklung Tsetrul Pema Wangyal Rinpoche


Pema Wangyal Rinpoche
in the teachings of H. H. Dalai Lama
in Portugal in 2007

 


Taklung Tsetrul Pema Wangyal Rinpoche is the eldest son of Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche. He was born in Rong Dakmar, in Tibet. He has studied extensively under the guidance of Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche.

Pema Wangyal Rinpoche has overviewed all the activity of Songtsen and Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation in France over the last three decades, bringing to fruition the aspirations of Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche. Although he has lived primarily in the West for over three decades, Pema Wangyal Rinpoche maintains an intense activity of support to the Tibetan community in exile and frequently travels to India and Asia to supervise developmental, religious, educational and cultural projects.


Pema Wangyal Rinpoche has developed and supervises a reputed program of traditional three-year retreats in Dordogne, France, that constitutes a reference since 1980. Together with Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche and Rangdröl Rinpoche, he developed a series of parallel retreats in France and in Portugal, allowing for students unable to join the traditional three-year retreat to engage in a specific program of teachings. Pema Wangyal Rinpoche is also responsible for the supervision of Padmakara translations, as well as for the preservation and restoration of ancient manuscripts.


Rangdröl Rinpoche

Rangdröl Rinpoche in the preparation
of the teachings of H. H. Dalai Lama
in Portugal in 2007

Rangdröl Rinpoche is the second son of Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche. He studied initially with Kangyur Rinpoche, and thereafter received many rare teachings from Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, H. H. the Dalai Lama and Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche.

Rangdröl Rinpoche teaches regularly in the three-year retreats in France and, more recently, in the parallel retreats in France and Portugal. Rinpoche supervises students in their spiritual practices, overviews the activities of Songtsen and those of Orgyen Kunzang Chökhorling Monastery in Darjeeling, India.
 
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