Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche is a highly accomplished meditation master and learned scholar in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. With dignity, clarity, and conviction, Rinpoche tirelessly transmits the profound teachings of the Buddha for the benefit of all. His fresh and authentic teaching style provides a framework for making use of everyday situations to realize one's highest potential. With care and compassion, he manifests in order to meet the needs of each individual and as such he is a perfect teacher and guide for these complex times.
Rinpoche is renowned for his sophisticated understanding of Eastern and Western cultures. His students treasure his great compassion and kindness, unyielding loyalty, sense of humor, and skill in stripping away pretense.
His Eminence has tirelessly given teachings, retreats, seminars, and empowerments around the world and has lectured at universities, including Harvard, Yale, and Naropa University. In 1989 Rinpoche founded Rangrig Yeshe, Inc., a nonprofit organization in the United States to preserve Vajrayana teachings. Rinpoche also founded the Tibetan Children's Fund, which to date has educated over three hundred children from India and Nepal. In Kathmandu, Nepal, he reestablished the Shyalpa Monastery and Retreat Center, and he founded Shyalpa Nunnery. Here, Shyalpa Rinpoche guides over 130 monks and nuns in the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtig tradition.
His Eminence Shyalpa Rinpoche is in the process of establishing the Center for World Peace at Buddhafield in Millerton, New York, which he calls a sanctuary for complete awareness within ourselves, in the center of our hearts. Rinpoche has also established the Dharmachakra Teaching Funds in the United States and Europe. All the revenue generated from Rinpoche's teachings goes into these funds and is used to organize and sponsor future teachings and retreats.
Rinpoche founded the nonprofit charitable organization Wencheng Gongzhu International Foundation in Hong Kong in 2009, in order to support his compassionate activities throughout Asia.
"Those who continually experience the highest, richest qualities of their being are known as enlightened ones. The more we can integrate with the essential richness of our being, the more fully we can live. Then we can truly enjoy this precious life and celebrate each and every moment. Ultimately, there is no difference between the Buddha and ourselves. The Buddha actualized his enlightened qualities, and we too have the same potential."