Buddha Shakyamuni with Arhats (18th c) © Himalayan Art Collection

Jewon Jigme Rinpoche

Jewon Jigme Rinpoche, born in Eastern Tibet, grew up and was educated among many of the prominent teachers in the Kagyu lineage. In 1974, during his first visit to Europe, His Holiness the 16th Karmapa designated Jigme Rinpoche as head of Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in Dordogne, France, the central seat of his European activity. In making this appointment, His Holiness said, "In the person of Jigme Rinpoche, I give you my heart." It is in this spirit that Jigme Rinpoche today continues his activity in Europe and in the U.S., traveling extensively, visiting and teaching in the centers, and inspiring all who come in contact with him.

Jigme Rinpoche's Official Website: www.jigmela.org