Welcome to the International Website of Chamtrul Rinpoche
Chamtrul Rinpoche Lobsang Gyatso is the recognized reincarnation of the second Chamtrul Rinpoche, Pema Nangsel Dorje, who was one of the heads of the Mardo Tashi Choeling Monastery in Tibet and the holy incarnation of the Kathok Chamtrul Kunzig Dorje.
At fourteen, Chamtrul Rinpoche entered his monastery to study with his first Root Guru, the Dzogchen Master Naljor Yeshe Wangchuk. Under this great master he studied the Preliminary Practices (Ngondro), Heat Yoga, Great Perfection Teachings and more, and completed the Ngondro accumulation three consecutive times.
Rinpoche then joined the Shedra program of philosophical studies, first at the Great Kathok Monastery, and then at Sertha Larung, a highly renowned Buddhist Institute that at its peak could hold around 10,000 students. After many years of rigorous studies of the Five Sciences curriculum under the supervision of his main Root Guru, H.H. Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche. Rinpoche gained a vast and profound knowledge of the Sutra and Tantra and was conferred the title ‘Khenpo’ – an equivalent of ‘Doctor in Buddhist Philosophy’.
Rinpoche again received this title from Kathok Monastery, where he was also honored with the traditional Pandita hat of the Khenpos. Rinpoche also received all the cycles of teachings, empowerments and transmissions from more than twenty five different qualified masters and scholars from India and Tibet.
Having completed his studies, Rinpoche returned to his own monastery, opened a Shedra, and stayed there for many years to teach the monks. Since 1996, Chamtrul Rinpoche has been teaching in numerous Buddhist institutes in India and across the Globe. Rinpoche regularly taught at the ZKL Nyingma Monastery in Dharamsala for around 10 years. Today Rinpoche teaches at the Bodhicitta Dharma Centre which has more than 4,000 registered members from over 100 different countries. Following invitations from students worldwide, Rinpoche yearly travels to bestow teachings, empowerments, transmissions and lectures in places such as the United States, Europe, South Africa, Israel and most of Asia. His range of subjects includes the Ngondro, Tantric generation and completion stage practices as well as basic Buddhist Sutric and Tantric Philosophy, depending on the students’ interests and capacities.
Rinpoche dedicates his life to help people find inner peace, and is always ready to give Dharma teachings wherever they are needed. Through his invaluable knowledge and practical advice, Rinpoche compassionately guides his students toward ultimate peace and happiness. In his own words:
2023 International Teaching Tour
Rejoice! We are delighted to announce that Chamtrul Rinpoche will resume his international travel.
Israel | February 1- 28
South Africa | February 28 – March 30
India | May 1 – June 24
UK | July 6 – 30
Germany | July 31 – August 13
Sweden | August 14 – 17
Denmark | August 17 – 21
Austria | August 22 – 27
Slovakia | August 28 – 31
Czech Republic | September 1 – 3
Poland | September 4 – 11
Netherlands | September 12 – 17
Malta | September 18 – 20
Greece | September 21 – 26
Italy | September 27 – October 4
Portugal | October 5 – 9
India | October 16 – November 25