Chöying Khandro holds the complete transmissions of both Ear-Whispered Lineages of the Mount of Bliss and the Machik Dakini from her teacher, the late Ninth Khalkha Jetsün Dampa. She is among the few original students who was with Khalkha Jetsün Dampa since the early 1990s. For the last twenty-five years, Chöying Khandro has devoted her life to transmitting this rare lineage to the West.
She brings more than three decades of intense study and practice to her teachings, leading retreats, and translating Tibetan texts. She has completed a number of personal retreats, including the traditional 108 Spring Wandering Retreat in the Mongolian wilderness. Chöying has also completed a three and half year solitary retreat - “Great Retreat (nyen chen)”- in the forests of Oregon. She has an M.A. in Oriental Philosophy from Waseda University in Japan and an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Michigan. She has also been intensively trained in body-oriented disciplines as a registered Yoga Therapist and certified Wisdom Body Trainer. Her body-mind integrative approach to the spiritual path helps bring the efficacy and profundity of the ancient tradition to our modern-day lives. With the blessings and vision of the late Khalkha Jetsün Dampa Rinpoche, Chöying Khandro is the founder and spiritual director of Dakini's Whisper: a community for the Ear-Whispered Lineage.