Elizabeth Callahan

Elizabeth Callahan

Elizabeth Callahan began her contemplative training and Tibetan studies in 1977, and completed two three-year retreats at Kagyu Thubten Chöling, New York, under the direction of Kalu Rinpoche. She is a student of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, and has translated key texts of the Karma Kagyu tradition, including Mahamudra: Ocean of Definitive Meaning, Profound Inner […]

Deborah Luscomb

Deborah Luscomb

Deborah Luscomb, although primarily known for her decades of ritual textile production, has been studying and practicing the dharma since 1974 as a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. She has been an MI, discussion group leader, and co-teacher at the Profound Treasury of Dharma Retreat led by Judy Lief in […]

Judy Lief

Judy Lief

Judy Lief has been a Buddhist teacher for over 35 years. She was a close personal student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who trained and empowered her as a teacher in the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions. In her teaching, Judy focuses on how the insights and meditative techniques stemming from the Buddhist tradition can be applied […]

Antonio Wood

Antonio Wood

Antonio Wood became a student of Trungpa Rinpoche in 1978 in Boulder. He practices medicine and neuropsychiatry in Boulder, CO. He received permission to offer lung for Medicine Buddha practice and White Tara from the Vidyadhara. He is not often enough in retreat in Crestone, CO.

Scott Wellenbach

Scott Wellenbach

Scott Wellenbach is a long-time student of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and has studied with Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Scott is a senior member of the Nalanda Translation Committee and also serves as the Dean of Translation and Language Study at Nitartha Institute. A senior teacher in […]

Mark Nowakowski

Mark Nowakowski

Mark Nowakowski met the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1972 and has been his student ever since. He also studies and translates with many other Kagyü and Nyingma masters. Mark is particularly inspired by the works of Chögyam Trungpa and his teacher Khenpo Gangshar, and is currently coordinating the translation and publication of a book […]

Jason Gavras

Jason Gavras

Jason met Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the early 70s and one month later quit university and moved to Karme Choling (formerly Tail of the Tiger). He attended the 1974 Vajradhatu Seminary and has been an attorney in Nova Scotia for many years. Jason has been a Staff Member, MI, discussion group leader, and co-teacher at […]

Hazel Bercholz

Hazel Bercholz

Hazel Bercholz became a student of the Vidyadhara in 1970 while living in the Bay Area (California). She attended the 1973 Seminary and moved to Boulder in 1976, where she started teaching buddhadharma and Shambhala Training. After several moves, further teaching, and study with Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, she has returned to Boulder and is still […]

Meg Federico

Meg Federico

Meg Federico has been a student of the late Trungpa Rinpoche since 1973, and is a staff member of the Profound Treasury of Dharma retreat.  She is a writer, and author of Welcome to the Departure Lounge; Adventures in Mothering Mother (Random House, 2009).  She currently teaches outdoor fitness classes and occasional writing workshops in […]