Jigme Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the Tibetan yogi, was born into the family of H.H. the 16th Karmapa as the brother of Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche. He received extensive teachings from the 16th Karmapa who, during his first visit in the West, left him there as his representative. Since that time, Jigme Rinpoche has been guiding Karmapa's seat in Europe, Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in France.
Besides his organizational skills, he is highly respected as a lama. Many have benefited from his profound knowledge, his understanding of western lifestyle, and his practical wisdom, warmth and humor.