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Venerable Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
Spiritual Director of Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Dallas
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Venerable Khenchen (Leading Professor) Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche is a distinguished lama of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism
and one of the three senior Khenpos (Professors) at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute at Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, India;
where he is responsible for the last three years of training for Buddhist shedra (seminary) students.
He is an authentic and qualified teacher recognized scholar and accomplished Dzogchen teacher.
The head of the Palyul Nam Chö lineage (and former head of the Nyingma lineage, retired), His Holiness Penor Rinpoche (Palyul International www.palyul.org),
personally chose Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche as the most qualified lama to teach and found Palyul dharma centers in the West.
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche has been traveling and teaching in the US for almost 20 years, speaks excellent English,
and is a very engaging and humorous speaker. He also has the rare and precious ability to speak to all levels of students at once.
He has been our best-kept 'secret' in the US for many years! His ability to simply and easily explain and teach even the most complicated concepts
has led to his teaching commitments growing expotentially beyond the US. This year, he is traveling and teaching in India, Singapore,
Taiwan, the Philippines, Germany and Australia, as well as the US.
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche has received all of the major lineage empowerments and transmissions of the Nyingma school and has done
intensive dzogchen practice under the guidance of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche and other eminent dzogchen masters,
such as Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche (founder and head of Namdroling Monastery, Bylakuppe, India) has authorized
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche to represent Namdroling Monastery and to teach, confer empowerments and to give personal instruction
in Buddhist practice. He is the representative of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in the US.
Many people here in Dallas are not aware: Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche has been recognized by the Dalai Lama for his Buddhist academic
scholarship. At Namdroling (the main Palyul monastery in Bylakuppe, South India and home of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche),
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso ranks third out of 5000 monks and lamas - in terms of academic achievement, personal understanding of the practice,
responsibilities (as director of the senior students' study at the shedra: Ngagyur Institute at Namdroling Monastery) -
and in terms of respect from his peers.
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche and His Holiness Penor Rinpoche will be spending one month with US students this July at the annual
summer retreat. The annual Palyul summer retreat is July 10 - August 10 at Palyul Ling Retreat Center in upstate NY.
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche’s fluent English, sense of humor and deep insight into Western culture
make him a reputable and popular teacher.