vvktr2012Thrangu Rinpoche was recognized as a Rinpoche by his Holiness the 16th Karmapa and the Venerable Tai Situpa Rinpoche. He was classically trained at his monastery in Tibet.

Rinpoche is a well-recognized scholar of Buddhism and holds the highest Khenchen Lharampa degree He was teacher of the major tulkus of the Karma Kagyu lineage. In 2000 he was also asked by the Dalai Lama to be a tutor of the 17th Karmapa.

Rinpoche is author of 40 books in English on Buddhism and is well-known for taking complicated texts and making them very understandable and