One of the most remarkable Buddhist women of the 20th century surely was Khandro Tsering Chödrön. Born in 1925, she became the spiritual consort of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, one of the most important teachers of the 20th century. As Tulku Thondup, who as a student of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö spent much time with her, relates in Masters of Meditation and Miracles, "According to his own prophecies and those of Khyentse Wangpo and Kongtrtul Yonten Gyatso, this union was for dispelling the obstructions of his life and for promoting his enlightened activities."
While it is often the case that the wife (though she always referred to herself as Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro's student, never wife) of a highly revered lama is less visible, her long life and influence on so many gave her universal respect and appreciation. There are so many lamas from all traditions who revere her so much: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness Sakya Trizin, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche, Rabjam Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, Tenga Rinpoche, Dzigar Kingtrul Rinpoche,Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, Alak Zenkar Rinpoche, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, and so many more. For many westerners, she first came to prominence through the stories about her in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.