Sogyal Rinpoche is a Buddhist teacher from Tibet, author of the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and founder of Rigpa and Lerab Ling. Born in Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche was recognized at an early age as the incarnation of a great master and visionary saint of the nineteenth century, Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa (1856-1926), a teacher to the thirteenth Dalai Lama.
Sogyal Rinpoche received the traditional training of a Tibetan lama and studied with many great masters, of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. In 1971 he studied Comparative Religion at the University of Cambridge in England. Rinpoche has been teaching for over forty years in Europe, America, Australia and Asia. More information