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About  the
Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation


Kangyur Rinpoche


The Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation was established in 1980 by Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, Gerard Godet, and Peter Benson as a vehicle to perpetuate the activities of Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche in India, Tibet, and the West.

In 1982, the Foundation became registered in the UK as a charity organization.  Since then, Pema Wangyal Rinpoche has founded branches of the Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation in France, the USA, Switzerland and Portugal. They all share the same mission and operate under the same strict ethical and transparency standards.   


In Portugal, the Kangyur Rinpoche - Fundação para a Preservação da Cultura Tibetana (Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation for the Preservation of Tibetan Culture) was created In June of 2003 and recognized by the Portuguese State in March of 2005. The Portuguese Foundation has held the status of public utility since 2013. 

Nowadays, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, Pema Wangyal Rinpoche and Rangdrol Rinpoche guide all KRF activities, especially the retreats and other events .


Learn more about our Guidance, the Lineage and our Mission.

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