His Holiness the Ninth Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoche
Spiritual Leader of Buddhism in Mongolia
Spiritual Leader of the Tibetan Buddhist Jonang Tradition
Traditional Medical Practitioner
His Holiness Khalkha Rinpoche in his previous lives held the position of spiritual and temporal leader, which was the same position in Mongolia that His Holiness the Dalai Lama once held in Tibet.
His Holiness Khalkha Rinpoche was the spiritual head of Buddhism in Mongolia. He was also the spiritual head of the Jonang Tradition which incorporates monasteries located in Tibet, India, Nepal and Russia.
In 2007 His Holiness Khalkha Rinpoche visited the Sydney Centre and verbally recognised the Overcoming Problems Programs and Courses. He formalised this recognition in 2008.