Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Drupon Thinley Ningpo is a wonderful teacher with an engaging sense of humor who emanates vast kindness and compassion.

A teacher of Buddhist philosophy and well- respected as the monastery disciplinarian for several years at Jang Chub Ling, the Drikung Monastery in Dehra Dun, India, the seat of His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and the Drikung Kagyu lineage. This is also the site of the Samtenling Nunnery, the Drikung Kagyu Institute and the Songtsen Library.

Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche accomplished the traditional three-year retreat, during which he studied and practiced the Five-fold Path of Mahamudra and the Six Yogas of Naropa. He was recognized and titled "Drupon," or "Retreat Master," based on these and other accomplishments. He is very accomplished in the philosophy of sutra and tantra. Drupon Rinpoche is the Retreat master of the Phuntsok Dargye Ling Retreat Center in Frederick Maryland.

Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche brought him to the US in 2001 to be one of the two resident lamas at the Tibetan Meditation Center in Frederick, Maryland. He has continued Khenchen's schedule of retreats and teachings there and has taught at other Drikung centers throughout the country.

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