Instructors

The instructors for the Ngondro Gar program.

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  • 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
  • Melitis Kwong

    Melitis has studied and practiced under the guidance of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche since 1985.  She completed a 3-year 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
  • Florence Koh

    Language Note: 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
  • Longdrol Szeto

    Language Note: Chinese
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jimmy Ma

    Language Note: Chinese only
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cydney Kawamura

    Cydney was born on Oahu and raised on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. She completed a three year retreat at Vajradhara Gonpa in Australia in 2012

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    Language Note: English
  • Ani Gosha Gray

    Gosha met Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and was given her name (Sanskrit for ‘Melody’ as in Manjugosha – ‘he of melodious speech’) in 1998. Rinpoche also gave her the vows and permission to wear robes in 2003 and then put her into 3 year Retreat at Vajradhara Gonpa, Australia.

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    Language Note: English
  • Sydney Jay

    Sydney met Rinpoche in San Francisco in 1996, knew as soon as he walked into the room that she wanted him to be her teacher.  Sydney was accepted formally as his student a year later and, in gratitude, has served him in many capacities since.

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    Language Note: English
  • Shan Lan Lee

    Language Note: Chinese
  • Ani Zangmo

    I have been a nun since 2004, practice with SI Melbourne, live in Badger Creek with dear little Tashi cat and support myself doing Somatic Shiatsu, retreat catering and housekeeping.  I offer meditation classes from home and am  involved with the Buddhist Council of Victorias spiritual care program  providing support to individuals who are dying and  their families.

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    Language Note: English
  • Stephanie Suter

    Stephanie has been a student of Rinpoche's since 1996 and is the current chair of Khyentse Foundation's Scholarship Program.

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    Language Note: English