Bodhi Path Teachers

Jewon Jigme Rinpoche

Lama Jigme Rinpoche is an author and teacher in the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in 1949 in Kham, Tibet into the family of Rangjung Rigpa Dorje, the 16th Karmapa, he is the brother of the late 14th Shamar Rinpoche, Mipham Chokyi Lodro.

Lama Jigme Rinpoche has played a significant role in ushering Tibetan Buddhism to the West through the establishment of Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in France, which receives visitors interested in learning about Buddhism from all over the world. Rinpoche also travels globally to provide Buddhist teachings. He is the author of four books about Buddhism: The Manual of Ordinary Heroes; The Bodhisattavas’ Way, A Path of Wisdom, and Working with Emotions.

At the request of the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje, Jigme Rinpoche is now taking care of various learning institutions of the Karma Kagyu lineage worldwide. This supervision encompasses many of his late brother’s projects, including Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers, Sharminub Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal and Shri Diwakar Buddhist Academy in Kalimpong, India.

Jigme Rinpoche