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
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
His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche
2005: Loving kindness, Tuk Sum Nelek
(Patrul Rinpoche's commentary on the 3 words that strike
2002: History of the Drikung, Bodhicitta, Mahamudra
Has given the following
empowerments; Chod, Vajrayogini, Achi Choki Drolma, Chenrezig
Drupon Samten Rinpoche
2004: Tantric Ritual Items and Torma Making, Bardo
Has given the following empowerments; Vajra
Vidharan, Guru Rinpoche, Vajrasattva, Shitro.
2002: Bardo, Phowa.
2002: Tilopa's Mahamudra Upadesha, path of vajrayana.
Has given the following empowerments; Amitayus, Green Tara.
You should know that the master is more
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.