All that is unsatisfactory in this world all the fear and suffering that exists clinging to the “I” has created it. What am I to do with this great demon? To release myself from harm and to free all others from their suffering let me give myself away and love others as I love myself.
– Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Thubten Chökyi Gyamtso, was born in 1961 in Bhutan, recognized as the mind emanation of one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of the his time Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodro (1893?1959).
The Khyentse lineage, starting with the great Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, has always been characterized by the vision of non?sectarianism. Reflecting this tradition, H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche studied with teachers from all the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche received empowerments and teachings from many of the greatest contemporary masters, including grandfathers, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and Sönam Zangpo. His main guru was H.H. Dilgo Khyentse schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
While still a teenager, Rinpoche was responsible for publishing many rare texts that were in danger of being lost entirely, and in the 1980s, began the restoration of Dzongsar Monastery in Tibet.
He in Bhutan. In accordance with the wishes of his teachers, Rinpoche has traveled and taught throughout and Asia.
In 1989, H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche founded Siddhartha?s Intent, a worldwide association of buddhist centers, whose principal intention is preserving the Buddhist teachings as well as deepening the understanding and awareness of the many aspects of the Buddhist teachings across different cultures and traditions.
In 2001, Rinpoche also founded the Khyentse Foundation, a non?profit organization aiming to function as ?a system of patronage for institutions and individuals engaged in the practice and study of Buddha?s wisdom and compassion.?
Rinpoche also founded Lotus Outreach, a non?profit organization dedicated to ensuring the education, health and safety of vulnerable women and children in the developing world. Originally established to support refugee education, Lotus Outreach now also helps rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking and keep at?risk students in school.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is also the director of “Deer Park,” centres of Art and Contemplation wide in Australia.