H.E. Khempo Yurmed Tinly Rinpoche was a highly revered meditation master and teacher.
Born in Tibet, Khempo Rinpoche was an incarnate lineage holder of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism.
'Khempo,' as his students and friends fondly refer to him, is an honorific title used within the Nyingma
tradition. The degree of Khenpo is the highest level of monastic training, comparable to multiple doctorates
in theology, philosophy and psychology and takes approximately 15 years to attain.
Khempo's past accomplishments in practice and study were as vast as Buddhism itself. A recognized Dzogchen master,
Khempo was also known for his expertise in Green Tara practice which he taught for the benefit of his students.
It is felt by many who knew him that he embodied the wonderful pure energy of Avalokitéshvara, the Buddha of
Compassion, as he consistently exhibited those qualities with everyone he encounters.
Khempo taught Mahayana and Tantrayana practices at Buddhist institutes and monasteries throughout the
Himalayan regions of Bhutan, India and Nepal, as well as in Europe. He was appointed by His Holiness Dudjom
Rinpoche to lead the Nyingma studies program at Benares University in India. Later he was associated with
several monasteries in different capacities:
- Teacher, Mindoling monastery -- the seat monastery of His Holiness Miling Trichen Rinpoche at Dehra Dun
- Abbot, Gantay Monastery in Bhutan
- Abbot, Zilnon Kagyeling Monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala
Khempo was always interested in meeting individuals sincerely interested in learning Buddhist philosophy and
meditation to further the cause of World Peace.