About The Teacher
Khenchen Rinpoche Drupon Trinley Paljor is one of the chief lineage holders of the Kagyu school. Khenchen means Great Khenpo, or teacher, of the lineage.
Khenchen Rinpoche began his monastic training as a boy. By the age of 30, he had completed the traditional Buddhist retreat (three years, three months and three days) three times and became a retreat master. He received the various Kagyupa teachings from H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the head of the Kagyu lineage, and also numerous teachings of the Sakyapa and Nyingmapa lineages from H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
He participated in the projects of the 16th Karmapa as a Tibetan refugee and was later appointed the personal tutor of Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, with whom he has been working closely ever since. Khenchen Rinpoche serves as a retreat master at the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing.