Khen Rinpoche

The following article is from the Spring, 1989 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.



Khenchen Palden Sherab


The Venerable Khen Rinpoche is one of the most qualified scholars and teachers of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition. He entered Gochen Monastery at the age of six, where he underwent an intensive training in all facets of Tibetan Education, both secular and religious. In 1953 he graduated to Riwoche Monastery in Eastern Tibet, where he trained to become a Khenpo, or Professor, of Tibetan scholastic and philosophic studies. He fled to India in 1960.

The Khenpo is fully versed in many areas of study. He has been the long-time Professor in Charge of the Department of Nyingmapa Studies at Benares University and is the author of several learned works and Tibetan language books. As a scholar of renown he has received many honors from His Holiness The Dudjom Rinpoche and other leaders of the Tibetan people. Khenpo Palden Sherab, the Khen Rinpoche, is considered a Master of Dzogchen, the most highly developed and advanced tradition of spiritual practice pertaining to Tibetan Buddhism.

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Khenchen Palden Sherab

Khenchen Palden Sherab (1942-2010)


Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche (born in 1950)

Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, along with Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, is a founder and director of Padmasambhava Buddhist Center based at Padma Samye Ling in upstate New York. PBC is a worldwide Buddhist meditation and study network that includes local centers as well as retreat centers and monastic institutions.

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