Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche (1934–present), was renowned as a cave yogi in Tibet. He left personal retreat when nuns asked his aid in escaping Tibet after its annexation by China in the 1950s. He led them to Bhutan, where he still supports their practice, nunnery, retreat center and temple.
During nine years in a refugee camp in north India, Khenpo Rinpoche studied for and completed the advanced scholastic degrees of khenpo and geshe lharampa. Rinpoche has been a tutor for the senior monastic students of the 16th Karmapa, as well as for the current 17th Karmapa.
Khenpo is much beloved for his commitment to training translators in the major languages of the modern world and for translating the songs of the yogi Milarepa into those languages. He resides in Kathmandhu, Nepal.
In early 2009, Khenpo Rinpoche sent this greeting to the students of KSC:
Click here to download letter from Khenpo Rinpoche.