Venerable Khenchen Trinley Paljor Rinpoche
is one of the chief lineage holders of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Khenchen means Great Khenpo of the lineage.
Khenchen Rinpoche became a monk at an early age, underwent the traditional three year- three month-and three day retreat three times by the age of thirty, and became a Druponla (retreat master) during his second full retreat. He received the various Kagyupa teachings from H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and other rinpoches and numerous Sakyapa and Nyingmapa teachings from H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
He participated in the projects of the 16th Karmapa as a Tibetan refugee and was later appointed the personal tutor (Gegenla) of the Fourth Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, the founder of UTBF. He has been working closely with Rinpoche ever since.
In 1999, Druponla was conferred the title of Khenchen Rinpoche by H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje.
Khenchen Rinpoche is a main teacher of UTBF and has bestowed tremendous gifts upon us through giving teachings, initiations, meditation instructions and conducting pujas and other Dharma activities.
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Venerable Khenchen Rinpoche
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