H. E. Dza Kilung Rinpoche Jigme Tandzin Chödrak is the fifth reincarnation of Getse Lama Jigme Ngotsar Gyatso, the enlightened yogi who founded the Kilung Monastery in the 18th century and was one of the four renowned Jigme Namzhi, the “Heart Sons” of Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa.
He is the head of Kilung Monastery and has been reestablishing it as a center of learning and practice in the Nyingma Longchen Nyingtik tradition, as well as a center for cultural revitalization. The Kilung Foundation, a US-based non-profit organization, was started in 1998 to support this work.
Since then, Rinpoche has divided his time between Tibet and the West. While maintaining his presence at Kilung Monastery in Dzachuka, he founded Pema Kilaya in 2003.
In 2014, Rinpoche established his main western dharma seat at the Yeshe Long Buddhist Center on Whidbey Island, Washington. In addition to teaching in the United States, he has also taught in South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and China.
Dza Kilung Rinpoche is author of The Relaxed Mind, a Seven-Step Method for Deepening Meditation Practice, published by Shambhala Publications in November 2015.
You can read Rinpoche’s full bio HERE.