Venerable Khensur Jhado Tulku Rinpoche (Tenzin Jungne) was born in 1954 to a nomadic family living in Tibet. At the age of three he was recognized and enthroned as the 6th incarnation of the abbot of Jhado Monastery. After his escape from Tibet Rinpoche studied at Sera Je Monastery in South India, where he received extensive teachings from many great lamas such as Khensur Rinpoche and the great master Lobsang Wangchuk. Rinpoche took his vows as a novice monk from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1964 and his full ordination vows from the late Ling Rinpoche in 1973. In 1997, Rinpoche was appointed to the post of Abbot of Namgyal Monastery (Namgyal Monastery, Dharamsala, founded in 1568 by the third Dalai Lama, served as a private monastery for subsequent Dalai Lamas) and served the institution in that capacity until 2004.
In 1991, he obtained the degree of Geshe La Rampa, the highest level of education in the Geluk tradition. Jhado Tulku Rinpoche is one of the most highly esteemed lamas in the Geluk lineage today. In addition to his excellent education in the Geluk monastic college system (including the Gyuto Tantric Monastic University), over the years Rinpoche has also received many oral transmissions and empowerments from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche and Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, as well as from many great teachers from other traditions, including the famous Nyingma master Trulshik Rinpoche and Kirti Tsenzhab Rinpoche.
Currently, according to the personnel appointment of His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV, Jhado Tulku Rinpoche is the abbot of the Gyuto Tantric Monastic University. He gives extensive teachings in India and other countries. A Buddhist practitioner, scholar and philosopher, Jhado Rinpoche is especially known as a master of Buddhist tantra. Jhado Tulku Rinpoche is one of the most respected lamas in the Tibetan community, the Himalayan region, Asia and Europe.
More than 20 years ago, Jhado Rinpoche first visited Mongolia and gave teachings to the laity, as well as the Mongolian monasteries. Renowned for his keen intelligence and dynamic teaching style, Jhado Rinpoche is also highly acclaimed for his ability to engage western students in Buddha’s teachings in ways that are interesting and personally relevant.
From July, 23d till August, 2nd, 2015 Venerable Jhado Rinpoche visited Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. At present, Khensur Jhado Tulku Rinpoche is appointed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV to the post of Abbot of Gyuto Tantric Monastery.
During the meeting with the Chairperson of the Moscow Buddhist Society, Dulma Shagdarova on 23d July Jhado Rinpoche agreed to be recognised as a Spiritual Teacher of this religious organization.