Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche is the Abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery (KTD). In 1975, the Sixteenth Karmapa acknowledged Rinpoche’s attainment with the title “Superior Dharma Master”. At the request of His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa, Rinpoche immigrated to the U.S. in 1976 to establish KTD. Additionally, he has founded over 30 affiliated dharma centers (KTCs) and also directs Karme Ling, a traditional three-year retreat center where he serves as retreat master. Rinpoche is known for the compassion, wisdom and clarity that he manifests in his teachings.