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 has been the Spanish interpreter in Latin America for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.