Rinchen became a student of the late Gendun Rinpoche in 1978 and two years later became his translator. After completing a 3-year retreat, she continued to translate for Gendun Rinpoche and, also, began to teach. In 1994, she was appointed head of the women's retreat program at Kundreul Ling in France. Since then she has been a permanent teacher there. She is a native speaker of English and is known for her knowledge, clarity and skillful way of teaching.