Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Lotus Garden’s founder and spiritual guide, is the daughter of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen. Born into the Mindrolling lineage, which throughout its history has had many accomplished female masters, Rinpoche was recognized at the age of two by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa as the re-incarnation of the Great Dakini of Tsurphu, Khandro Ugyen Tsomo, who was one of the most renowned female masters of her time. Thus, the present Khandro Rinpoche came to hold the lineages of both Nyingma and Kagyu schools. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche is one of the most renowned Tibetan teachers currently teaching in the west.
Rinpoche spends much of the year teaching and guiding sanghas in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Rinpoche teaches in Europe in the Spring and Autumn, in the Americas in the summer, and in Asia in the late winter or early spring.