Dungse Jampal Norbu: A New Generation of American Buddhists

In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, we meet Dungse Jampal Norbu, Dharma teacher in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and son of the revered Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. Dungse was raised in a Tibetan-American family in Colorado. At the instruction of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dungse’s father set him on a path to uphold and continue his lineage in the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik tradition. You’ll hear Dungse share stories from his cross-cultural evolution as a student, practitioner, and teacher of Buddhism, including his years of intense Buddhist training in India, as well as his annual 100-day retreat at Longchen Jigme Samten Ling. We also hear Dungse share his thoughts on being Dharma heir to his father, as well as the value of artistic practice in both his and his father’s life. Lastly, Dungse offers insights on our contemporary age of social media, as well as the millennial generation in the United States, and how the Dharma might translate to a younger generation of American Buddhists.

Dungse Jampal Norbu is the son and Dharma heir of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, founder of Mangala Shri Bhuti and a lineage holder of the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik tradition. When Dungse Jampal was still an infant, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s root teacher, instructed Kongtrul Rinpoche to train Dungse to uphold and continue Kongtrul Rinpoche’s lineage. With life-long guidance from Kongtrul Rinpoche, particularly in traditional Buddhist shedra studies in India and the US, Dungse now teaches widely as well as engages in an annual 100-day long retreat at Longchen Jigme Samten Ling.

Bio courtesy of www.dungsejampalnorbu.com