Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche was a senior scholar within the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and the author of many books and commentaries. He was born in Kham, Tibet, in 1933 and entered Thrangu Monastery at age seven. He served as the main tutor to His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa and traveled worldwide giving teachings and leading retreats. He was also abbot of Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia and founder of Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado. He passed away on June 4, 2023.