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His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche was born in Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, to Tibetan refugee parents, his father, the 3 rd Neten Chokling Rinpoche, a renowned reincarnated lama, and his mother, Mayum Tsewang Palden, a life-long meditation practitioner. In addition to guidance from his parents, from a young age Rinpoche received direct instruction from his teacher, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He studied Buddhist philosophy in a Shedra (graduate-level program) as well as undertook extensive meditation retreats. In 1993 Rinpoche founded Mangala Shri Bhuti, a Tibetan Buddhist non-profit organization, whose vision is to further the genuine study and practice of the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik lineage of the Nyingma tradition. Rinpoche currently lives in the US and travels and teaches widely there, in Europe, Asia, and South America.


Peaceful Heart :The Buddhist Practice of Patience

His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche in conversation with Puneeta Roy

"His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s recent book Peaceful Heart :The Buddhist Practice of Patience brings to the forefront the essential practise of patience in everyday life. Exploring the teachings of the ancient sage Shantideva and his emphasis on patience, His Eminence discusses the classical texts of Buddhism and the impact of its timeless wisdom in contemporary society. In a conversation with Puneeta Roy, he stresses the importance of the practise to develop empathy and insight and to maintain a peaceful state of mind. "