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Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
Thrangu Rinpoche is a renowned Tibetan Buddhist master known for his deep compassion and the clarity of his teachings. He was selected by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to serve as the principal tutor to His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. Thrangu Rinpoche is a full holder and teacher of the Kagyu Vajrayana lineages. He founded the Namo Buddha retreat center in Nepal, has established two shedras (monastic universities) in Nepal and India, and serves as Abbot of Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia. He built Tara Abbey, where nuns receive a full dharma education qualifying them to become Khenpos or teachers. Thrangu Rinpoche teaches extensively throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. In the U.S. he has centers in Maine and California and the Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado. For more information about Rinpoche and his activities go to