IMS Assistant Teacher

Lienchi Tran

IMS Teacher

Lienchi Tran

Lienchi was born into a Buddhist family.  She began her path of meditation in 1986 with Thay Thich Nhat Hanh in the Mahayana tradition.  In 1994, she met Bhante Khippapanno, his kindness and wisdom inspired her to practice in the Theravada tradition.  Since 1998, she has been visiting Asia regularly for monastic training. Lienchi has been ordained 3 times and has attended many retreats ranging from 10 days to 2 years with Bhante Khippapanno, Luang Por Sumedho, Sayadaw U Pandita, Sayadaw U Tejaniya. Currently, she is in four years Teacher Training Program with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella at IMC California-US.

In 2015, Lienchi left her career as an architect to practice full-time in Burma with her primary teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, for 2 years.

In early 2017, Trudy Goodman-Founder of the InsightLA Meditation Organization invited Lienchi to teach. Both of her teachers: Bhante Khippapanno and Sayadaw U Tejaniya encouraged her to share her understandings and experiences of meditation with other yogis. Since then, Lienchi has been sharing how she knows the mind through a natural and relaxed continuity.  Lienchi has a practical, intuitive, and compassionate approach to the development of wisdom through the cultivation of awareness.

Currently, Lienchi is working with number meditation centers in the US and providing online help for many yogis in many different countries around the world.