Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche

Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche

Having great altruistic motivation from early childhood, Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche entered Tana Monastery in Tibet in 1984, where the numerous teachings he received included the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra and Chakrasamvara according to Drilbupa. In 1993 he went to...
Khenpo Samdup

Khenpo Samdup

Ven. Khenpo Samdup, spiritual director at Gar Drolma Buddhist Center in Dayton, Ohio, was born in Tibet and is a long-time student of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche. He studied the philosophy of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism under numerous Khenpos, including...
Lama Bunima

Lama Bunima

Lama Bunima was born in 1963 in Gargon village in Tibet to a nomadic family, and he kept watch over his family’s flock of yaks and goats. He had sincere devotion to the Dharma from the age of 8, and at 16 he met His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, who came to Gargon for a...
Lama Abao

Lama Abao

Abao Lama’s parents lived as nomads in Tibet at a time of great political change, and they endured many hardships just to survive. Five of their ten children died due to the difficult circumstances. Abao Lama was born in 1969 and was one of the surviving children....
Venerable Lama Thubten Nima

Venerable Lama Thubten Nima

Lama Thubten Nima was born in 1965 into conditions of political turmoil and exile associated with the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Lama Thubten Nima had the good fortune to receive instruction at the age of fourteen on the effects of virtuous and harmful actions by...
Venerable Traga Rinpoche

Venerable Traga Rinpoche

Traga Rinpoche is an accomplished Dzogchen master, having received profound foundational and the most advanced teachings from some of the greatest living masters of Tibetan Buddhism — including His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche, His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche,...