Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

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Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche Gender: M
born on 3 February 1924 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Chamdo (Xizang Z. Tibet), China, 31n11, 97e15
Timezone LMT m97e15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 12°55' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 16°21 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 14°03'

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
photo: Tanya Schroeder, license cc-by-2.0


Tibetan Buddhist teacher, the senior lama of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. As of 2014 he serves as abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery in Woodstock, New York.

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche practices and teaches Mahamudra and Dzogchen and has served as Retreat Master for several three-year retreats. He has taught Buddhist history and philosophy at every level, written several books on philosophy and the practice of meditation, and conferred initiation at every level of Vajrayana practice, including Anuttarayogatantra. He has hosted visits and teachings by the lamas of the Karma Kagyu and other lineages, including a visit to KTD by the 14th Dalai Lama in September 2006,

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma, Volume 2" by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche (KTD Publications, 2006), p. xxv: "Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche was born in Rapshu in the province of Kham in eastern Tibet. He was born at sunrise on Mahakala Day, the twenty-ninth day of the second month in the Year of the Wood Mouse, 1924. On this day, very early in the morning . . . Rinpoche was born."

Scholfield calculates: the 1924 Wood Mouse year began on 8 December 1923 (new moon in Sagittarius). The second Tibetan Lunar month would have started on 4 Feb 1924 (new moon in Aquarius), so he was born on the 3rd.


  • Vocation : Religion : Spiritual Leader/ Guru (Buddhist teacher, lama)