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Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche - Founder


Khenchen Rinpoche, born in Tsari, Tibet in the spring of 1946, came to the West in the early 1980's to found the Tibetan Meditation Center in Washington, D.C. The only Khenchen in the Drikung lineage, Rinpoche completed a nine-year course of study at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in Varanasi, India beginning in 1967. Khenchen Gyaltsen currently resides in Jang Chub Ling in India and travels around the world teaching the dharma. For more information in Khenchen Rinpoche
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Drupon Ningpo Rinpoche - Spiritual Director


Drupon Thinley Ningpo has studied Buddhist philosophy for many years, and was well- respected as the monastery disciplinarian for several years at Jangchub Ling, our head monastery in exile in India. After this, he accomplished the traditional three-year retreat at Almora, India, during which he studied and practiced the Five-fold Path of Mahamudra and the Six Yogas of Naropa. He was awarded the title "Drupon," or retreat master based on these accomplishments. Drupon is the Retreat Master for Phuntsok Dargye Ling, the retreat center for TMC.





Important Lineage Lamas that Support CRS


His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche

Has taught;
2005: Loving kindness, Tuk Sum Nelek (Patrul Rinpoche's commentary on the 3 words that strike essential point)
2002: History of the Drikung, Bodhicitta, Mahamudra

Has given the following empowerments; Chod, Vajrayogini, Achi Choki Drolma, Chenrezig and Yamantaka. 


Drupon Samten Rinpoche

Has taught;
2004: Tantric Ritual Items and Torma Making, Bardo Teachings. 

Has given the following empowerments; Vajra Vidharan, Guru Rinpoche, Vajrasattva, Shitro.






Khenpo Tsultrim
Has taught;
2002: Bardo, Phowa. 









Minam Rinpoche
Has taught;
2002: Tilopa's Mahamudra Upadesha, path of vajrayana.  Has given the following empowerments; Amitayus, Green Tara.










You should know that the master is more important
than the buddhas of a hundred thousand aeons,
Because all the buddhas of the aeons
Appeared through following masters.
There will never be any buddhas
Who have not followed a master.


The mater is the Buddha, the master is the Dharma.
Likewise the master is also the Sangha.
He is the embodiment of all the buddhas.
He is the nature of Vajradhara.
He is the root of the Three Jewels.


Keep the command of your vajra master
Without breaking even a fraction of his words,
If you breakthe command of your vajra master,
You will fall into the Unceasing Vajra Hell
From which there will be no chance for liberation.
By serving your master you will receive the blessings.

        - Padmasambhava