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Meet Our Visiting Teachers

His Eminence Khenchen Lama Rinpoche

A high Lama of the Tibetan Nyingma tradition, His Eminence Khenchen Lama Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Treasure-Revealer Padma Dagnag Linpa (who was the emanation of Nubchen Sangye Yeshe, one of the five closest disciples of Guru Padmasambhava and the founder of the Yogic traditions in Tibet). Rinpoche displayed unusual compassion and strong inclination towards meditation from a very early age. Despite pressures to become abbot of four monasteries in his youth, instead Rinpoche undertook 25 years of rigorous scholastic and meditation training.   Rinpoche studied under His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche for a period of 10 years, and has done many retreats.  He is an accomplished master of Dzogchen and Dream Yoga.               http://www.tibetanyogacentre.org/teachers.html

Venerable Lama Jiga

A Lama of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, Venerable Jiga trained for 40 years with the foremost Tibetan Buddhist masters. He has taught, set up and managed centres and projects in the UK, Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Mongolia. An acknowledged Dharma Master and sought-after teacher, he also has an M.Sc. in teaching Mindfulness-Based Approaches. Lama Jiga regularly teaches at the Nilupul Foundation in Dundee. http://nilupul.org/

Martin Goodson

A former Zen Buddhist monk, Martin is recognised as one of UK’s leading Zen Buddhist teachers. An exceptionally clear, humorous and inspirational speaker, for many years Martin has been senior instructor at London’s Shoboan-Zen Centre Training School and teacher at the annual Buddhist Society Summer School. Martin is a founder member of The Zen Gateway online community (www.thezengateway.com)

Venerable Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

A high lama of the Karma Kagyu lineage, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a recognised reincarnate, European representative of His Holiness 17th Karmapa, professor of Tibetology, renowned author (e.g. ‘Lazy Lama’ series) teacher and humanitarian. Videos of his teachings in Kettering can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E77fIJEjxgw 

Karma Yeshe Rabgye

Having taken ordination vows from H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche in Sherabling Monastery, Northern India, Yeshe studied with H.H.14th Dalai Lama, H.H.17th Karmapa and other leading Tibetan Buddhist masters. In 2012 he authored a popular, no nonsense Buddhist book, The Best Way to Catch a Snake, inspired by successive short-term retreats in which Yeshe took the Buddha’s early teachings as his inspiration for practice (http://buddhismguide.org/the-author/)

Venerable Lama Jinpa

Originally taking refuge with His Holiness the 16th Karmapa in 1980, in the same year, Lama Jinpa met Kalu Rinpoche while on a pilgrimage to India. A renowned Chöd master, he has practiced Vajrayana for over 35 years. He combines his dharma background with 40 years as a healer, teacher and author, to make this sometimes complex practice accessible, dynamic and practical in daily life. http://www.tibetanchod.com/

Venerable Lobsang Dawa

Ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Venerable Dawa is a senior Buddhist monk of the Tibetan Gelugpa tradition. A much respected teacher, he runs the Jamyang Mindrol-ling Centre in Coventry.          https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jamyang-Mindrol-ling/217978834970665

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