Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche was born in Kham, Tibet in 1933. At the age of four he was formally recognized by His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa and Eleventh Tai Situpa as the ninth incarnation of the great Thrangu tulku, the abbot of Thrangu Monastery, whose root incarnation was Shüpu Palgyi Sengé, one of the twenty-five disciples of Guru Rinpoche. He began his formal studies at the age of seven and received full ordination at the age of twenty-three from the Sixteenth Karmapa.
This picture represents the jagged and sharp shapes that I picture the set to be designed to. Skid Row is full of misery and unhappy people, and I feel sharp shapes and point in the set would ass a drastic change to show the cruelty of the setting.
Thrangu House Oxford. Karma Kagyü Buddhism in Oxford under the spiritual guidance of the Venerable 9th Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche in the lineage of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje.
Thrangu Rinpoche: Next, with regard to meditation, it says, If there is no distraction, that is the monarch among all meditations. .... but what is being pointed out by Tilopa here is that this is not at all what meditation is. Meditation is simply not straying from or not being distracted from this looking at or awareness of our mind as it is. And our mind as it is is empty, Commentary on Tilopa's Ganges Mahamudra Tibetan Buddhism
Pema Chödrön Foundation has committed itself to the full support of a group of Tibetan Buddhist nuns in Nepal who are engaged in a three-year retreat under the guidance of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. Thrangu Rinpoche is the abbot of Gampo Abbey, a teacher of Ani Pema’s and one of the very most senior teachers in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.