Sometimes there appear in the world beings whose depth of wisdom and compassion shine brightly like an inner sun. Traktung Rinpoche is such a one. Born Stuart Kirkpatrick in Washington D.C., 1959. Traktung Rinpoche is a Buddhist Master who teaches Tantric Buddhism in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His profound realization of the unborn nature of awareness and the compassionate Love of perfect freedom combine with an astounding depth of knowledge about world's spiritual traditions and down to earth style.
Uncompromising , vibrant, and joyful Traktung Rinpoche speaks directly to the Heart of Awareness. Traktung Rinpoche is also known as Khepa, which means aimless wanderer. Traktung Rinpoche's community called Tsogyelgar is a little bit outside Ann Arbor, Michigan. Here there are stupas, peace gardens, and a small gathering of sincere Tantric Buddhists practice and create works of music and art.