Drupon Thinley Ningpo is a wonderful teacher
with an engaging sense of humor who emanates vast kindness
A teacher of Buddhist philosophy and well-
respected as the monastery disciplinarian for several years
at Jang Chub Ling,
the Drikung Monastery in Dehra Dun, India, the seat of His
Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and the Drikung
Kagyu lineage. This is also the site of the Samtenling
Nunnery, the Drikung Kagyu Institute and the Songtsen Library.
Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche accomplished the traditional
three-year retreat, during which he studied and practiced
the Five-fold Path of Mahamudra and the Six Yogas of Naropa.
He was recognized and titled "Drupon," or "Retreat Master,"
based on these and other accomplishments. He is very accomplished
in the philosophy of sutra and tantra. Drupon Rinpoche is
the Retreat master of the Phuntsok
Dargye Ling Retreat Center in Frederick Maryland.
Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen
Rinpoche brought him to the US in 2001 to be one of
the two resident lamas at the Tibetan
Meditation Center in Frederick, Maryland. He has continued
Khenchen's schedule of retreats and teachings there and
has taught at other Drikung centers throughout the country.
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