Chhime Rigzing

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Chhime Rigzing
Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile for Central and Eastern Europe
In office
27 Aug 2001 – 15 Sep 2005
Preceded by Koren Chungdak
Succeeded by Kelsang Gyaltsen

Chhime Rigzing is a Tibetan government official and senior spokesman for Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.[1][2][3] He functions as a private secretary and is part of the Central Tibetan Administration in exile in Dharamsala in India.

He was Representative of the Dalai Lama and the Government in Exile to Central and Eastern Europe, as head of the Geneva Tibet Bureau, from 27 August 2001 to 15 September 2005.[4]


  1. ^ "Office of Tibet". Australia/Tibet Information Office. 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2010-12-28. "... Name of Administrative Contact ... Chhime Rigzing" 
  2. ^ Chhime R. Chhoekyapa (September 23, 2003). "10th Panchen Rinpoche's daughter, Rinzin Wangmo la meets with fellow Tibetans in Switzerland". Retrieved 2010-12-28. "Representative Chhime Rigzing Chhoekyapa in his brief speech paid tribute to the courageous contribution of the late Panchen Rinpoche and pointed out that it was very auspicious that Rinzin Wangmo la was able to meet with and speak to many Tibetans gathered that evening." 
  3. ^ Fr. Van sj (1.10.2002). "September 2002 Newsletter". St Joseph’s College. Retrieved 2010-12-28. "It was a pleasure to spend time with ... Chhime Rigzing,'74, the Dalai Lama's representative in western Europe" 
  4. ^ "The Tibet Bureau in Geneva". Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Retrieved 2011-05-17.