Jigme Rinpoche (left) with HH the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje
Jigme Rinpoche (right) with Lama Ole Nydahl
Jigme Rinpoche teaching at the Prague Diamond Way Buddhist center.
Jigme Rinpoche giving an empowerment in Hamburg Germany.
Lama Jigme Rinpoche was born into the family of H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, as the brother of Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche. He received extensive teachings from the 16th Karmapa, who during his first visit in the West left him there as his representative. Since that time, Jigme Rinpoche has been guiding Karmapa’s seat in Europe, Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in France.
Besides his organizational skills, he is highly respected as a lama. Many have benefited from his profound knowledge, his understanding of Western lifestyle, and his practical wisdom, warmth, and humor.