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Khenmo Trinlay Chödron Karuna

Khenmo Trinlay's scholarship and dedication were officially recognized in December 2006. She was titled as "Khenmo" in a letter from His Holiness Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang Rinpoché head of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. She was celebrated in 2007 at the 25th anniversary of the founding of The Tibetan Meditation Center by Khenchen Gyaltshen and other Lamas and Sangha. Khenmo Trinlay is only the second woman in the Lineage with this title.

She is currently working on many projects one being the founding of an Online University for Studies in Buddhism.

(The term 'Khenpo / Khenmo' (also spelled Khyenpo) is a spiritual degree given in Tibetan Buddhism. In the Nyingma, Kagyu, and Sakya traditions, the title is awarded usually after a period of 9 to 15 years of intensive study, and is considered much like a spiritual doctorate.

A comparable title in the Gelug lineage is Geshe. In the Gelug tradition, the title Khenpo refers to either a senior monk who ordains new monastics, or the Abbot of a monastery.) ~Wikipedia~

Information about events at other Drikung Centers:

Frederick, Maryland

Clearwater, Florida

Tampa Bay, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Past Events

Feb. 25th 2012

Losar with Khenmo Trinlay officiating


Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche ......Samsara and Nirvana:Two Sides of the Same Hand December 31st 2011

Khenmo Trinlay Chödron Karuna
Traditional Losar Celebration
February 2011

TrinlayKhenmo Trinlay Chödron Karuna
Jan through February 2011
Stages of Meditation


CherizigChenrezig Drubchen
December 26, 2010





Traga Rinpoche
March 13th - March 19th 2010Traga
Phowa Retreat





Losar 2010Khenmo Trinlay Chödron Karuna
Traditional Losar Celebration
February 2010



Khenmo Trinlay Chödron Karuna
Teaching at TMC in Gainesville
Jan through March 2010
Book Study and Intro to Buddhism



Khenmo Trinlay Chödron Karuna
Teaching at TMC in Gainesville
November 2009
Four Immeasurables



Drupon Thinley Ningpo
Oct 26 & 27 2009
Zambhala Practice &
Introduction to Mahamudra


Traga Rinpoche
October 17-19 2009
Introduction to Dzogchen





Khenmo Nyima Drolma
Oct 3 & 4 2009
Loving Kindness





Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin
Sept 12 & 13 2009
Deeds of Shakyamuni
Heart Sutra


Konchog Tharchin
Taught Jun 20 & 21 2009 on the Jewel Ornament of Liberation



Drupon Thinley Ningpo -
Taught at TMC in Gainesville Feb 7, & 8 2009



Konchog Tharchin
Taught Jan 10 & 11 2009
Jewel Ornament of Liberation




Drupon Thinley Ningpo
May 3 & 4 2008



Lama David Bole graciously taught at the TMC in Gainesville for many months in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He taught from Dharma Paths by Khenchen Karthar Rinpoche and we are extremely grateful for his generosity and caring compassion in helping us to study the Dharma. Lama continues to teach at the Gainesville Karma Thegsum Choling where you can join him every Sunday morning at 11:00 AM. THANK YOU Lama David!


Drupon Thinley Ningpo -
Taught at TMC in Gainesville in December 2007
Achi empowerment and practice and Refuge and an introduction to the Ngondro practices.


 Drupon's students from December 2007 teachings in Gainesville.

Khenmo Trinlay Chödron Karuna
Teaching at TMC in Gainesville October 2007
Demystifying Tantra



Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin Rinpoche -
Teaching at TMC in Gainesville in September 2007
The Heart Sutra




Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche -
Teaching at TMC in Gainesville in April 2007
Love Compassion and Bodhichitta - text available her




Khenpo Sherab Ozer Rinpoche -
Teaching at TMC in Gainesville in March 2007
Seven Point Mind Training - text available here


Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche -
Teaching at TMC in Gainesville in February 2007
Sand Mandala at the Museum of Natural History - UF

See new slide show with narrative !


 His Eminence Garchen Triptul Rinpoche -
Teaching in Tampa in January 2007
- Tara, Vajrakilaya
Ratnashri Sangha
of Tampa Bay




Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche -
Teaching at TMC in Gainesville in November 2006

Refuge overview and Vajrasattva practice
See pictures of Stupa Site smoke offering.

Khenpo Sherab Ozer - April May 2006
Medicine Buddha

Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche - March 2006
Achi Chokyi Drolma teachings

Maitreya Project:
Buddhist Relic Tour - November 2005

Khenpo Sherab Ozer - October 2005
37 Practices of the Bodhisattva

Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche - September 2005
Mahamudra Practice

Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche - February 2005
Achi Chokyi Drolma teachings

Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche - October 2004
Retreat and Practice Techniques - Guru Yoga

Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin Rinpoche - April 2004
Tara Practice

Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche - January 2004
Refuge and Mandala Practice

Many teachings took place between these years

Dr Barry Clark - 2003

Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche - April 2001

Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche - April 1999


Meditation Series

Where:Santa Fe CIED Center
Center for Innovation & Economic Development
530 West University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

When: Saturdays March 3, 10th, 17th, 24th .............

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March 3: Meditation for inner peace and relaxation. An introduction to what meditation is—and isn’t—plus practical exercises to get you started.
March 10: Combating alienation with love and compassion. Learn how and why to purposefully cultivate a positive state of mind.
March 17: Coping with adversity through meditation. You can use meditation to reduce your stress level and build the mental strength to face difficulty.
March 24: Heart of the Buddha: the Essentials of Buddhist philosophy. How the Buddhists have used meditation for thousands of years, and what results they find when they do.

Khenmo-la has a warm and informal style of teaching that invites inquiry and introspection. Everyone is welcome.

We practice and study on good ground and
with wise direction we move into the New Year

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Khenmo Konchog Trinlay Chodron

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'A Complete Guide to the Buddist Path'

Commentary on the 'Jewel Tresury of Advise'

Preview the Book Here:

Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path

by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen,

Edited by Khenmo Trinlay Chödron

"Buddhist teachings provide numerous methods for bringing greater meaning and happiness into our lives and into our relationships with others. In 'A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path' Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche reveals these methods in direct, vibrant, and down-to-earth language.

At the core of this work lies The Jewel Treasury of Advice, a text composed by Drikung Bhande Dharmaradza (1704-1754), the reincarnation of Drikung Dharmakirti. Khenchen Rinpoche interprets these ancient teachings with compassion, humor, and a keen awareness for their relevance in contemporary Western life. Those who sincerely want to study and practice the Buddha's teachings will find this an indispensable guide."

Some general remarks on the Dharma
Khenchen Rinpoche, Konchog Gyaltshen
founder of the
Tibetan Meditation Center - Gainesville

Read about Khenchen's last teaching
in Gainesville here

Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche

Samsara and Nirvana
Two Sides of the Same Hand

A world renowned scholar who has translated numerous texts from previous centuries, this is a rare opportunity to hear Khenchen's own authored teachings. Teaching from his heart, Rinpoche offers us his own enlightening poetry - "Samsara and Nirvana - Two Sides of the Same Hand" - that illuminates the full path to Buddhahood. Khenchen Rinpoche will comment on his poem line by line, his melodic voice and powerful wisdom-message.

Upcoming Events

in 2012.

Exact dates and times to be announced.


Additional Information:

TMC in Frederick, Maryland

About Drikung Kagyu

Dharma Resources


Past Events:
December 26th, 2010
Chenrezig Drubchen

Chenrezig the Bodhisattva of Compassion

There is not a single aspect of the eighty-four thousand sections of the Buddha's teachings which is not contained in Avalokiteshvara's six syllable mantra

"Om Mani Padme Hum",

and as such the qualities of the "mani" are praised again and again in the Sutras and Tantras.... Whether happy or sad, if we take the "mani" as our refuge, Chenrezig will never forsake us, spontaneous devotion will arise in our minds and the Great Vehicle will effortlessly be realized."

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
(Extract from the book,
'Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones')

~ The great accomplished practitioner of the Drikung Kagyu, the Late Venerable Drubwang Konchok Norbu Rinpoche

(1921 - 25 Dec 2007)

The Six-Syllable Mantra,

.........OM MANI PEME HUNG', is the heart mantra of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva. It contains the core essence of the 84,000 teachings of the Buddhas. It is the Buddha. Doing this practice alone is sufficient to attain Enlightenment."

"Although we may not see the results from our practice now, upon death, we will witness and experience the true benefit of this practice."

















Chenrezig Sand Mandala
creation at the Florida Museum of Natural History byDrupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche and Lama Konchok Gyaltsen.

See here the Slide Show and narrative of the Mandala dissolution ceremony produced by Lindsay Levkoff. Thank you!