FOUNDERS

DILGO KHYENTSE RINPOCHE
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991) was recognised as the mind incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. He combined the lifestyle of a renunciant yogi with immense knowledge of all the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and was a beacon for the Buddhist teachings in the wake of the Tibetan diaspora.   He is known for his compassionate and tireless dedication to teaching, he was the root guru of innumerable tulkus and lamas, including the fourteenth Dalai Lama (b.1935), as well Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.  For more about him, please visit: www.shechen.org

 


DZONGSAR JAMYANG KHYENTSE RINPOCHE
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche was born in Bhutan in 1961 and was recognised as the main incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro (1894-1959). From early childhood, he has studied with some of the greatest contemporary masters, particularly H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

From a young age,  Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche has been active in preserving the Buddhist teachings, establishing places of learning and practice, supporting practitioners, publishing books, and teaching all over the world. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche supervises his traditional seat of Dzongsar Monastery and its retreat centres in Eastern Tibet, as well as his colleges in India and Bhutan. He has also established communities in Australia, North America, and the Far East under the umbrella of Siddhartha’s Intent.  He is also the founder and president of Khyentse Foundation, a non-profit organization that has created a system of patronage supporting institutions and individuals engaged in the study and practice of Buddha’s vision of wisdom and compassion through five key projects: Scholarships, Endowment for Monastic Education, Translation and Publication Projects, Buddhist Education Programs and Academic Endowments.