Our Founders and Director
Founder and Director
Tulku Jigme Rinpoche is a Tibetan meditation and philosophy teacher who serves as the Director and Co-founder of the Palmo Center for Peace and Education. Rinpoche has been traveling and teaching in North America and Europe for more than 10 years. Hepossesses a unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives, teaching with clarity, insight, and humor.
Rinpoche has organized conventions and seminars, bringing scientists and world peace leaders to Eugene, Oregon, such as the Dalai Lama and Dr. Arun Ghandi. Each year, Rinpoche leads groups on sacred journeys to India, Nepal, and Bhutan. As well, he initiated the Jangchup Foundation, an organization dedicated to serving the spiritual, cultural, educational, and humanitarian needs of Tibetan refugees living in Tibet, Nepal, and India.
A Woman of Wisdom and Compassion. Affectionately known as Amala, (Honored Mother,) Yogini Palmo was a prominent peace advocate, spiritual teacher, and engaged member of Eugene’s community. Amala is a role model and inspiration for all who hear her amazing story.
Her early life, marked by incredible suffering, clearly illustrates how love and compassion, when rooted in a deep, all-permeating inner peace, can triumph over even the direst of circumstances.
Recognized by His Holiness Sakya Trizin and Kyabje Choegye Trichen Rinpoche (Teacher of His Holiness The Dalai Lama) as a reincarnation of their root spiritual master. He serves as the co-founder and director of Eugene Sakya Center, its sister Centers and the Palmo Center for Peace and Education.