MINDROLLING JETSüN KHANDRO RINPOCHE (birth name TSERING PALDRöN;
born August 19, 1967) is a lama in
Tibetan Buddhism . Born in
India and the daughter of the late
Mindrolling Trichen ,
Rinpoche was recognized by Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa
at the age of two as the reincarnation of the Great
Dakini of Tsurphu
Urgyen Tsomo , who was one of the most well-known female
masters of her time. Khandro
Urgyen Tsomo was the consort to Khakyab
Lama (1871–1922) and recognised in this Buddhist
tradition as an incarnation of
Yeshe Tsogyal . Her name is in fact
her title, Khandro being Tibetan for dakini and rinpoche an honorific
usually reserved for tulkus that means "precious one."
* 1 Upbringing, training and role
* 2 See also
* 3 References
* 4 Bibliography
* 5 Other Texts online
* 6 External links
UPBRINGING, TRAINING AND ROLE
Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro
Rinpoche is a teacher in both the Kagyu
Nyingma schools. She speaks fluent English,
Standard Tibetan , and
Hindi and has completed a Western education at St. Joseph's Convent,
Wynberg Allen School , Mussoorie, and St. Mary's Convent, both in
India. She has taught in Europe, North America and Southeast Asia
since 1987. She has established and heads the Samten Tse Retreat
Mussoorie , India, and she is also resident teacher at
Lotus Garden Retreat Center in Virginia, USA. She is also actively
involved with the administration of the
Mindrolling Monastery in
Dehradun , India. Additionally, she is interested in interfaith
dialogue and currently sits on the Board of World Religious Leaders
Elijah Interfaith Institute .
Judith Simmer-Brown :
Rinpoche has always been careful not to cast herself as a feminist in
the Western sense. One could think that she has been careful in this
way for political reasons, but I think it’s more than that. I think
she understands something very deep about her Western students: we
need to go more deeply, egolessly , into our own gender issues so as
not to be ensnared by gender . Then we could embrace our gender and
act without the kind of confusion and resentment that usually haunts
us. I really learned that from her.
* ^ A B Dharmashri Publications. "Biography of Mindrolling Jetsün
* ^ "
Dharma Fellowship: Library - Women Buddhas: A Short List of
Female Saints, Teachers and Practitioners in Tibetan Buddhism".
* ^ Dharmashri Publications. "Spiritual Lineage".
* ^ "Samten Tse Retreat Center, India".
* ^ "MINDROLLING LOTUS GARDEN".
* ^ "Home – ELIJAH INTERFAITH". ELIJAH INTERFAITH.
* ^ Deitch Rohrer, Trish (July 2004). "Khandro Rinpoche\'s Tough
Love". Shambhala Sun. Shambhala Publications. Retrieved 2008-11-27.
* This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to
Enlightenment, Shambhala Publications (2003), ISBN 1-59030-174-9
OTHER TEXTS ONLINE
* Compassion and Wisdom by Venerable Khandro Rinpoche
* Living the
Dharma by Khandro Rinpoche