Lama Jigme Rinpoche
JIGME RINPOCHE was born in East Tibet. He was raised and educated by His Holiness, the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, among many prominent teachers of the Kagyü lineage. In 1974, during his first visit to Europe, His Holiness the 16th Karmapa designated Jigme Rinpoche as head of Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in Dordogne, France, his European main seat. In making this appointment, His Holiness Karmapa said, "In the person of Jigme Rinpoche, I give you my heart." It is in this spirit that Jigme Rinpoche today continues his activity in Europe and in the U.S. Teaching in many different centers, he is an inspiration to all who come in contact with him.