Gerardo Abboud is President of Dongyuling Drukpa Kagyu Center, established in Argentina in 1986, where he gives regular teachings and conducts retreats. Born in Argentina in 1945, in 1969 he graduated as Industrial Engineer at the University of Buenos Aires. In 1970 he traveled to India and Nepal, where he stayed until 1985, studying and practicing mainly the paths of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. He acted as translator from Tibetan into English and Spanish for many lamas from his days in the Himalayan region, and served as Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s principal translator from the years 2000 to 2016. Since 1992 he has been the Spanish interpreter in Latin America for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He translated a comprehensive commentary on Mahamudra by 3rd Khamtrul Rinpoche called The Royal Seal of Mahamudra, and co-translated some short texts included in The Supreme Siddhi of Mahamudra, both published by Shambhala.