|The following article is from the Winter, 1986 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.|
Ven Lati Rinpoche was born in Kham in Eastern Tibet, where he was recognized at the age of eight as an incarnate lama. He received his monastic education at Shartse College, Ganden Monastery, graduating with an honors Geshe degree, the equivalent of a Doctor of Divinity. A year later he entered the Gyuto Tantric University, where he did intensive study and training in the Vajrayana. Rinpoche was later appointed Abbot of Shartse College, Ganden Monastery.
Rinpoche, now one of the greatest accomplished tantric masters, and author of Death, Intermediate Slate, and Rebirth in Tibetan Buddhism and Mind in Tibetan Buddhism both of which are published by Snow Lion Publications, is presently on a teaching tour of North America. His tour, which was organized by Vajrapani Institute, began at the institute in California where he gave many teachings and empowerments this summer. He also gave teachings and empowerments at Geshe Gyeltsen's center, Thubten Dhargye Ling in Los Angles, and many other centers in the United States and Canada. He taught, gave empowerments and led retreats at Deer Park in Madison, WI, at Zasep Tulkus centers, and at Milarepa Center in Vermont to name a few. Upon completion of his tour of North America, Rinpoche will give teachings throughout Europe before returning to India.
Many people were fortunate to meet with Ven. Lati Rinpoche as he is one of the greatest living tantric masters.