Karma Trinlay Rinpoche is a Buddhist teacher and scholar. He is the first Westerner of French and American origin to have been recognized as Tülkou (reincarnation of an accomplished Master of Buddhism) by the 16th Karmapa, Ranjung Rikpé Dorjé (1923-1981). Karma Trinlay Rinpoche received all the important transmissions of Buddhism and completed traditional Buddhist training as well as academic training in philosophy, history and philology. Mastering both English, French and Tibetan, a charismatic speaker, he teaches regularly in the West and in Asia.
Karma Trinlay Rinpoche was the translator of the 14th Shamarpa for many years and he received from him the rarest and most important transmissions of the Kagyu line.