Sogyal Rinpoche

Teacher, Musical Artist

1947 –

94

Who is Sogyal Rinpoche?

Sogyal Rinpoche is a Tibetan Dzogchen lama of the Nyingma tradition. He has been teaching for over 30 years and continues to travel widely in Europe, America, Australia and Asia. He is also the founder and spiritual director of Rigpa—an international network of over 100 Buddhist centres and groups in 23 countries around the world—and the author of the best-selling book The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, which has been printed in 30 languages and 56 countries. He is known for his ability to present his understanding of Tibetan Buddhism using the language of contemporary Western thought. Significant controversy, due to claims of student abuse have been prominent for much of his career.

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Born
1947
Kham
Also known as
  • Sogyal Rinpoché
  • Sogyal Rimpoche
  • Sogyal Rimpoché
  • Rinpoché, Sogyal
Religion
  • Tibetan Buddhism
Nationality
  • China
Profession
Education
  • University of Cambridge

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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