Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche was born as the eldest daughter of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Gyurme Knzang Wangyal, the 11th Mindrolling throne holder of the renowned Mindrolling lineage. Beginning with Jetsn Mingyur Paldrn (1699-1769), the daughter of Chgyal Terdag Lingpa (founder of Mindrolling), to Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche, the daughter of the 11th Mindrolling Trichen, Mindrolling has maintained an extraordinary tradition of female teachers. When Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche was ten months old, she was recognized by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa as the reincarnation of the great Dakini of Tshurphu, Khandro Orgyen Tsomo, the consort of the 15th Karmapa. Thus, Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche, as a Jetsnma within the Mindrolling lineage and a Tulku within the Kagyu lineage holds both the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages. Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche began receiving teachings and transmissions from a very young age from some of the most revered Tibetan masters of our age such as Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche, Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Tulku Ugyen Rinpoche and Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche. Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche has been teaching internationally for nearly two decades. In 1993 Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche established the Samten Tse Retreat Center in Mussoorie, India. Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche has also been actively engaged in the preservation and flourishing of the authentic dharma. Rinpoche sponsored the entire set of Kama transmissions bestowed by Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche in 1997-1998, the entire Minling Chkhor (complete set of transmissions within the Mindrolling lineage) bestowed by Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche in 2007 and the Great Rinchen Terdzd bestowed by Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche in 2008-2009.