Instructors

The instructors for the Ngondro Gar program.

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  • Arne Schelling

    Arne has been studying under Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche since 1994. He works as a translator, editor, video-grapher and physician. Currently he is also an instructor in Dharmagar West and is giving open bi-weekly online seminars.
     

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    Language Note: English: also German
  • Bruce Ashton

    Bruce began his studies of Buddhism in the mid-seventies under the Tibetan North American Master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Under his guidance Bruce was trained as an instructor in both shamatha/vipassana, and ngöndro practice. He also completed training as a Buddhist and Shambhala educator.

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    Language Note: English
  • Chris Jay

    Chris became a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 1997. In 2008, he completed a 3-year retreat at Vajradhara Gonpa in Australia under Rinpoche's guidance.

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    Language Note: English also Japanese
  • Douglas Mills

    Douglas Mills has been studying with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche since 1991. He completed a three year retreat in Australia under Rinpoche's guidance and is currently an instructor in DGW and DGA.

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    Language Note: English
  • Florence Koh

    Language Note: Chinese
  • Jens Jakob Leschly

    Jakob has been appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche as his resident teacher in Australia, where he has lived and taught since 2008.

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    Language Note: English also French, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian
  • Jimmy Ma

    From 1982 until now, I have translated for Kalu Rinpoche, Dudjum Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoch, H.H. Sakya trizin, Jetzum Kusho Rinpoche, H.H.Drukpa Rinpoche and many other Rinpoches.

    From 2005 to 2008, finish three year retreat in Vajradhara Gonpa, Australia.

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    Language Note: Chinese also English
  • Longdrol Szeto

    Language Note: Chinese
  • Melitis Kwong

    Melitis met Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 1985 and has been studying and practicing under his guidance since then. She has completed a 3-year traditional Buddhist retreat in Dordogne, France, and was manager at the Sea to Sky Retreat Centre in Canada for 6 years.

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    Language Note: English and Chinese
  • Summer Adams

    Summer Adams was born in California but lives in southern Brazil, in Chagdud Gonpa's center, Khadro Ling.

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    Language Note: Português also English
  • Tsering Chodron

    Kathie Tsering Chodron completed two three-year retreats including two times the complete Longchen Nyingthik Ngondro. She is also participating in the NDG doing the Chetsun Nyingthik Ngondro. "Ngondro continues to inspire me and is the backbone of my dharma practice and my life in general. I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for ngondro practice with others joining the NDG program."

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    Language Note: English