Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche
Khenpo Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche spent fifteen years studying at Katok Monastery in eastern Tibet, Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok's Serthar Buddhist Institute in Kardze, Tibet, and Penor Rinpoche's monastery Namdroling in India. Acknowledged as a scholar of the highest level, he twice received the title of khenpo (equivalent to a Doctor of Philosophy.)
He received the entire Nyingtik lineage (including Nyingtik Yabzhi, Dzod Dun, Ngalso Korsum, Yeshe Lama, and Chetzun Nyingtik), as well as many empowerments, scriptural transmissions, and explanations on the pith instructions for Great Perfection practice. In addition, Khentrul Rinpoche received the rarely bestowed oral transmission of Khenpo Ngakchung's Nyingtik lineage. From Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, Dodrubchen Rinpoche, Penor Rinpoche, and Katok Moktza Rinpoche, he received all of the empowerments and scriptural transmissions for the Kama and Terma cycles of the Nyingma school.
He has taught for many years at monasteries in Tibet and India and is the abbot of Mardo Tashi Choling in eastern Tibet where he established a retreat center and shedra. He directs the education and spiritual practice of 300 monks, seventy advanced-degree candidates, sixty children, and twenty retreatants.