Following are publications by and about Her Eminence Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche or those mentioning her prominently. The list is not yet complete but represents a first attempt to gather resources in one location. If you are aware of other titles which should be included here, we would be grateful if you would please contact us at

Books (for purchase)

  • This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment
    Author: Khandro Rinpoche
    Using the traditional Tibetan Buddhist framework of the Four Reminders - the preciousness of human birth, the truth of impermanence, the reality of suffering, and the inescapability of karma - Khandro Rinpoche explains why and how we could all better use this short life to pursue a spiritual path and make the world a better place.
    Shambhala Publications | August 2003

Audio CDs (for purchase)

  • The Path of Compassion
    2 CD MP3 set includes recording of talks given by Her Eminence Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche in 2003 at Shambhala Mountain Center, Colorado.
  • The Way of the Bodhisattva
    2 CD MP3 set includes recording of talks given by Her Eminence Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche in 2003 at Shambhala Mountain Center, Colorado.

Articles/Contributed Chapters (for viewing)

  • The Melodious View of Trekchö
    Her Eminence Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche explains to dzogchen practitioners that cultivating trekchö practice in their lives must happen constantly, not just while sitting on a cushion in formal meditation.
    Bodhi Magazine | Spring 2009
  • Ask-A-Lama: About Connecting with a Teacher
    Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche answers the question "Is the gender of a teacher important?"
    Mandala Magazine | October/November 2007
  • The Beginner Asks — Q & A with Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
    "There are ten actions that we must become completely aware of and completely abandon in our lives." Tricycle | Spring 2007. (membership required to read online)
  • The Venerable Khandro Rinpoche Author: Laurie Bodley
    The Dot |Autumn 2006, Pg 15. (PDF)
  • How American Women Are Changing Buddhism Author: Rita M. Gross
    American Women are taking Buddhism away from its patriarchal past, participating confidently as practitioners, teachers, and leaders. The job is not finished, says Rita M. Gross, one of Buddhism's leading feminist thinkers, but the role of American Buddhist women is unprecedented and may change Buddhism forever. Shambhala Sun, | July 2005.
  • Quintessence of Compassion Author: Sandra Scales
    The first lineage of tantric Buddhism established in Tibet is known as the Nyingma tradition, the "School of the Ancients." Since its founding by Padmasambhava in the eighth century, teachers of this tradition have taught the profound view of mind called Dzogchen. From her book Sacred Voices, Sandra Scales offers a selection of portraits and teachings by some of the great Nyingma masters of our time, whose presence "is nothing other than the quintessence of compassion." Shambhala Sun | March, 2005.
  • Global Announcements: Lotus Garden Inauguration
    The Dot | Winter 2006, Pg. 15 (PDF)
  • Recalling Chogyam Trungpa Author: Fabrice Midal
    Excerpt from a Helen Berliner interview entitled "Continuity", in which Her Eminence Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche offers insight into Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's influence on western Buddhism. Shambhala Publications | 2005
  • Khandro Rinpoche's Tough Love Author: Trish Deitch Rohrer
    She is demanding of her students and uncompromising about the dharma, and she is a rarity—a prominent Tibetan teacher who is a woman. Trish Deitch Rohrer experiences the provocative and challenging Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche. Shambhala Sun | July 2004.
  • Surveying the Buddhist Landscape Author: Charles Prebish
    Kagyü teachers, including Thrangu Rinpoche, Ponlop Rinpoche, Tenga Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, and Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, who, while based in Asia, teach extensively in North America. Shambhala Sun | March 2002.
  • Compassion and Wisdom Author: Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
    "The human heart is basically very compassionate, but without wisdom, compassion will not work. Wisdom is the openness that lets us see what is essential and most effective."
    Shambhala Sun | July 2000.
  • Women's Liberation Author: Melvin McLeod
    Sharon Salzberg, Barbara Rhodes, Judith Simmer-Brown & Pat O'Hara on what it means to be a woman dharma teacher and how they'd like to see Buddhism in America evolve.
    Shambhala Sun | July 2000.
  • According to Buddhist Tradition Author: Steve Peskind
    ...with lots of help from Buddhist teachers who are quite awake on the subject of sexual right action, teachers such as Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Drukchen Rinpoche, the late Dudjom Rinpoche, Lama Tarchin Rinpoche Shambhala Sun | March, 1998
  • Living the Dharma Author: Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
    From the book Blossoms of the Dharma: Living as a Buddhist Nun, Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron, 1999

Last update: 12 September 2009