The Rimay Monlam Invitation Committee

Tulku Sherab DorjeTulku Sherab Dorje, Blazing Wisdom Institute ~Tulku Sherdor is Executive Director of Blazing Wisdom Institute. He completed a 3-year lama retreat in the Karma and Shangpa Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism, and a year-long solitary retreat in the Chogling Tersar practice lineage. He is renowned as a scholar and interpreter of Tibetan Buddhist teachings into English. more→www.blazingwisdom.org

 

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery ~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo was raised in London and became a Buddhist while still in her teens. At the age of twenty, she traveled to India, becoming one of the first Westerners to be ordained as a Buddhist nun. The international bestseller ‘Cave in the Snow’ chronicles her twelve years of seclusion in a remote cave in the Himalayas. Deeply concerned with the plight of Buddhist nuns, she established Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in India, where the nuns receive instruction from teachers across all Tibetan traditions.  In 2008 His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, head of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage, gave her the rare title of Jetsunma (Venerable Master). more→www.tenzinpalmo.com

 

Khenmo Drolma, Vajra Dakini Nunnery ~ Khenmo Drolma is the Abbess of Vajra Dakini Nunnery.  She received full ordination in Taiwan and was enthroned as Khenmo by HH Chetsang Rinpoche in Lumbini becoming the first westerner to hold this responsibility. Khenmo teaches Dharma internationally and has a long time interest in supporting hospice workers and patients with meditation. more→www.vajradakininunnery.org

Lama Jampa Thaye, Dechen ~ Lama Jampa Thaye is the spiritual director of Dechen, an international association of centers of the Sakya and Karma Kagyu traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. There are a number of Dechen centers, groups and retreat centers in the U.S. and worldwide offering a range of classes, courses and other activities. more→www.dechen.orgwww.dechenfoundation.org

 

Lama Urgyen Chökyi Dorje – Guhya Mantrika Community ~ Lama Urgyen Chödor is one of the mentors behind the Guhya Mantrika Community and is its spiritual adviser as well as one of its leading Lamas. Lama Chödor was a close disciple of the Venerable Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, an unparalleled Dzogchen Master, who was also Master of the sixteenth Karmapa, and he received a unique spiritual relationship between master and disciple with Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and many others of the greatest Tibetan masters of the twentieth century. more→http://www.gephelling.org/

Lama Surya Das, Dzogchen Center ~ Lama Surya Das, who the Dalai Lama affectionately calls the American Lama, is an authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist order and founder of the Dzogchen Center. He is the author of the bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within and twelve other books, including his latest release, Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now. more→www.surya.org; www.askthelama.com

Arjia Tulku, Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Center ~ Director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Blooomington, Indiana and the Tibetan Center for Compassion & Wisdom in Mill Valley, California, recounts his life in his memoirs, Surviving the Dragon.  Currently, he is constructing a Children’s Cancer Care Unit at the Maternity Hospi­tal in Ulaanbaatar and is involved in charity work for Tibetans-in-Exile in India.  more→www.tmbcc.net

Khenpo Sonam Topgyal, Riwoche Temple ~ Senior Khenpo of Riwoche Monastery and founder of the Riwoche Society and Temple in Toronto, Canada. He is an Honorary Khenpo of Katog Monastery in Tibet, and a senior holder of the Nying Tig and Ter Sar lineages from Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, Chadral Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, and others. He offers his guidance to and teaches advanced seminars annually at Blazing Wisdom Institute. more→www.riwoche.com

Lama Gyurme, Pende Ling ~ Resident teacher, as encouraged by some of his own Masters including, Lama Urgyen Chökyi Dorje, Lingla Rinpoche, Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche and Tulku Sherdor. His presentation is characterized by a direct language,seeking above all the understanding of the Teachings in a practical way. more→http://www.gephelling.org

Bardor Tulku, Kunzang Palchen Ling (KPL) ~ Bardor Tulku is the founder and spiritual director of Kunzang Palchen Ling. Recognized by H.H. the 16th Karmapa as a third incarnation of Terchen Barway Dorje, Rinpoche is the heir of the Barway Dorje terma lineage teachings and an upholder of the teachings of the Karma and Barom Kagyu. Rinpoche teaches at KPL and dharma centers across the United States, guides the activities of Kunzang Chöling Centers and Palchen Study Groups, and directs the humanitarian projects of the Raktrul Foundation.  more→www.kunzang.org/

Ven. Lama Ngawang Dorje Dondrub ~ Master of the Vajrayana Buddhist Sakya School, under supervision guidance of His Holiness Sakya Trizin. He is currently the Spiritual Director of the Sangha Activa Community which he leads with a compassionate and open attitude inviting its disciples to build Sangha from consensus and solidarity. He is extremely committed to transmitting the Dharma from its very essence and purity while using the right means for western mentalities. Member to the Buddhist Teacher’s European and the International Dharma Teacher’s Gatherings. more→ www.sanghaactiva.org