Teachers

Elizabeth Callahan

Elizabeth M. Callahan is a Tibetan translator of the Kagyu tradition. She completed two three-year retreats in the Karma Kagyu tradition under the guidance of

Changling Rinpoche

In 1985, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kyabje Penor Rinpoche recognized Changling Rinpoche as the main tulku of Changchub Ling Monastery in the Tsang region

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

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

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

Valerie Lorig

Valerie Lorig has been a Buddhist practitioner since 1973. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche empowered her as Sangyum Drukmo Tinkar in 1985, to help promote feminine wisdom.

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

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. 

David Sable

David Sable began studying with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1971. David served as the director of the Washington D.C. Shambhala Center, co-led the Ngeton School

Lodro Dorje

Under the Vidyadhara’s direction, Loppon Lodro Dorje was head of the Office of Three Yana Studies from 1976 through 1990, which facilitated the meditation practice

Ellen Mains

Ellen Mains became a student of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in 1971 in Montreal, Canada. Since then she has taught in various capacities within the Shambhala community in

Alan Sloan

Alan Sloan began studying with Chögyam Trungpa in 1970. He has been a teacher within Trungpa Rinpoche’s tradition since 1976, leading programs in Canada, the United States,

Barbara Smith

Barbara took Refuge in the Buddhist tradition with  Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1971. She attended the Vajradhatu Seminary in 1973. Under the direction of Rinpoche

Larry Mermelstein

Larry became a student of Trungpa Rinpoche in the early 1970s. Larry has served as the director of the Nalanda Translation Committee for many years.

Jan Wilcox

Jan Wilcox became a student of Trungpa Rinpoche in 1975 in Berkeley and moved to Boulder in 1977, where she dedicated much of her time

Clarke Warren

Clarke Warren became a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1970, having been part of the group that initially invited Trungpa Rinpoche to Colorado. He

Peter Volz

Peter Volz started practicing Buddhist meditation while in college in 1970. He met Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1973 and worked for 25 years for the

Joseph Litven

Joseph Litven, PhD., has been practicing and teaching Buddhism for nearly 40 years. With a PhD in psychology, he offers a confluence of Eastern and

Derek Kolleeny

Derek began the practice and study of Buddhism in 1976 under the guidance of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He received a B.A. from Harvard College focusing

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