Teachings by Loppön Jigme Rinpoche

Here are some teachings by Loppön Jigme Thutop Namgyal Rinpoche entitled 'The Sound of Compassion'. These teachings are part of a series of twelve talks given by Rinpoche in spring of 2006 in San Anselmo, California, with the title 'The Wheel of Skillful Means and Wisdom'. I'm not sure if they're going to put all of these teachings online, but for now one can download two of these talks in MP3 format from Loppön Jigme Rinpoche's Blog.

The Sound of Compassion Part 1/2
The Sound of Compassion Part 2/2

Loppön Jigme Thutop Namgyal Rinpoche was born to Lama Sherab Dorje Rinpoche (of Repkong Monastery in Amdo, Tibet and the main disciple of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche), and to Pema Lhatso, (a T’hröma practitioner from Pema Kö, Tibet), on the 10th day of the first Tibetan month of the year of the Wood Snake in Orissa, India.

Rinpoche studied Tibetan philosophy, history, grammar, poetry, calligraphy and Sanskrit at the Tibetan Institute of Varanasi, India, where he received a BA in Tibetan philosophy. He completed one year of MA before he left to do retreat in Helambu. In 1992, Rinpoche was appointed to the position of Dorje Loppön for His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche. He received the entire Tersar tradition from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, and from His Holiness Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche he received the entire Kama tradition, empowerment, oral transmission and teachings. From His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche, his own root guru, Rinpoche received the entire Longchen Nyingthig Tradition.

Rinpoche currently lives with his wife, Chris Iverson, in Marin County in the San Francisco bay area. They have four children, one girl and three boys.

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