Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Born in 1966 in Kathmandu into the family of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche was recognized by the 16th Karmapa as the third incarnation of an important lama of the Drukpa Kagyü and Nyingma lineages. He is the lineage holder of the Ratna Lingpa and Tsoknyi lineages.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche has a Western seat, Yeshe Rangsal in Crestone, Colorado. He is abbot of two nunneries in Nepal and the largest nunnery in Tibet. Rinpoche also heads 55 monasteries in the eastern Tibetan region which practice the Tsoknyi and Ratna Lingpa lineages. A lay practitioner with a wife and two children, Tsoknyi Rinpoche is widely recognized as a brilliant meditation master. He is one of the rare teachers whose lighthearted yet illuminating style appeals to both beginners and advanced practitioners. His unique style is reflected in his books, Carefree Dignity and Fearless Simplicity.