Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche
Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche spent his childhood in Darjeeling with his family. After his father, Kangyur Rinpoche, passed away, he spent many years studying under the guidance of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in Nepal and Bhutan. Rinpoche moved to France in 1980, where, under the guidance of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, he and his brother, Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, established the retreat center Centre D’Études de Chanteloube. Over the past 40 years, both Rinpoche and his brother have invited many great lamas to visit and teach in the West, including Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, Nyoshül Khen Rinpoche, and Trulshik Rinpoche. Rinpoche speaks fluent English and French, and teaches regularly in Europe, Australia, Vietnam, Canada, and the United States.