Khen Rinpoche, Prof. Ngawang Jinpa
Rinpoche was born in 1932 near Lhasa. At the age of 7 he joined
the Monastic University of Drepung. For 22 years, he studied
Logic, Transcendental Wisdom, Madhyamika Philosophy, Ethics and
Metaphysics under Geshe Yeshe Lodhen Rinpoche. He appeared for
the examination of Geshe Lha Rampa in an assembly of some 30,000
monks from Drepung, Sera and Ganden at the end of 1958, and succeeded
in achieving a place in the topmost order of geshes.
Just afterward he was requested to take the abbotship of Tharpa
Chholing Monastery at Kalimpong, India. After this he went on
to teach at St. Joseph's College in Darjeeling for 33 years.
In 1992 he taught Tibetan and Buddhism at the University in Moscow,
Russia for a year. Later he went to Argentina to work as an advisor
to the director on the film Seven Years in Tibet.
These days among other projects he works on translations of
news items for the local Tibetan newspaper. He has been teaching
the Tibetan advanced class at Manjushree Center since its founding
In July of 2003 Khen Rinpoche recorded a collection
of Milarepa's songs. To download all of the songs and find out
more about Milarepa and Khen Rinpoche click here: http://www.kreisels.com/milarepa