Carlo R. Carranza has been studying and practicing the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for more than 23 years. He received his first teachings from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001 while studying at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he also met Ani Lodro Palmo, who inspired him to ordain. He was a monk for 10 years and received his Bhikshu vows from the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.
He became a Siddhartha ’s Intent instructor in 2012 and has studied and taught in several countries including India, Nepal, United States, Spain, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Mexico. He has received teachings from masters such as 41st Sakya Trinchen, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geshe Gelek, Khenpo Ngawang Jorden, Khenpo Choying Dorje, among others from the 4 schools of Tibetan Buddhism and from other traditions such as Theravada as well. He has some experience doing Ngöndro as well as retreats in general.
He has been an interpreter for Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and other teachers. He also translates and edits Buddhist texts into Spanish including the book “What to do in Buddhist holy places in India” and the commentary on Chandrakirti’s Madhyamakavatara, both by his main teacher Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, as well as other authors. He is currently a board member of Siddhartha’s Intent Mexico and also part of the Khyentse Foundation’s Milinda Program for Western Instructors, having studied the 5 main subjects of Madhyamika, Prajñaparamita, Abhidharma, Vinaya (sets of vows) and Pramana (valid cognition).
He is fluent in English and Spanish, so you are welcome to contact him in either language, as well as in Portuguese.