Situ Rinpoche

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Situ Rinpoche Gender: M
born on 15 February 1954 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Dege, China, 31n50, 98e40
Timezone R5T h6e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 26°17' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 29°41 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 07°26'


Tibetan Buddhist teacher, he was born into an agricultural family and identified at the age of eighteen months as athe 12th Tai situ Rinpoche and enthroned at Palpung Monastery, the main seat of the Tai Situpas in Eastern Tibet.

Because of political circumstances, he was forced to leave Tibet with a few attendants at the age of six. He traveled to Bhutan and to Sikkim. At the age of 21, he assumed his own responsibiilities and established a monastery called Sherab Ling.

In 1980 he made his first European tour and has since traveled widely, lecturing on Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He was one of four lamas responsible for identifying the 17th Karmapa, Ugyen /Trinley Dorje in this incarnation when, in March 1992, Situ Rinpoche announced that he had discovered a letter from the 16th Karmapa that led him to a young boy, the 17th.


  • Family : Change residence 1960 (forced to leave Tibet)

Source Notes

Linda Clark quotes him for "sunset or just before." Original entry had Ching-Tzu, Tibet as birthplace with coordinates of 22N38 and 120E30; but Tibet doesn't extend that far east. Further research by PT led to the following: The 12th Tai Situ Rinpoche was born in 1954 in Palyul District of the Derge Kingdom." Dege seems to be the nearest village.


  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ eastern (Buddhist teacher)
  • Vocation : Religion : Other Religion (Considered to be one of the "five jewels")
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate