HIS EMINENCE CHOGYE TRICHEN RINPOCHE
His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche was a highly revered teacher of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as well as other high lamas, and a renowned master in the Tibetan Buddhist world. He was the head of the Tsarpa school of the Sakya lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and a beloved guru of thousands of disciples across the world. In around December 2000, following the request of His Eminence's closest disciples and attendants, His Holiness the Dalai Lama granted His Eminence the religious title: Great seer who upholds the treasury of the Explication for Disciples, referencing the Path with the Result (Lamdre) teachings.
His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche passed into Parinirvana January 2007.
Lama Choedak Rinpoche
Rinpoche is one of the finest and most prominent Tibetan Buddhist masters living in Australia today. Born in Tibet, he had twelve years of rigorous monastic training under the guidance of his late teacher His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, including a three-and-a-half year solitary retreat sponsored by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. His Eminence held Lama Choedak Rinpoche in particularly high regard as his "heart son". Rinpoche has been teaching meditation in the West for over thirty years and has a deep understanding of the Western mind. He is the founder and Spiritual Director of the Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra, also known as Sakya Losal Choe Dzong, as well as being the head of a national network of Sakya Dharma centres in Australia and New Zealand.
For more information, please visit Sakya Losal Choe Dzong's website at www.sakya.com.au .
Khenpo (Loppon) Ngawang Dhamchoe
Khenpo-la is one of the most highly qualified and respected teachers of the Buddadharma and Buddhist philosophy in Australia, with a monastic career that spans more than 40 years. His excellent command of English and understanding of Western ways, provides his teachings with a clarity and wisdom that is accessible to all. Khenpo-la also gives regular teachings at many centres around Australia and overseas. He is the founder and Spiritual Director of the Drogmi Buddhist Institute whose home base is the Kamalashila Tibetan Buddhist Centre at the foot of Mount Gulaga, near Tilba on the far south coast of New South Wales. For more information, please visit Drogmi Buddhist Institute's website at www.drogmi.org .