Carlo R. Carranza has been studying and practicing the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for over 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 get ordination. He was a monk for 10 years, and received his Bhikshu vows from the XIV Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.
He became a Siddhartha’s Intent instructor in 2012, and has studied and taught in several countries, including India, Nepal, the United States, Spain, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Mexico. He has received teachings from teachers such as the 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 the Theravada too. He has experience doing the Ngöndro as well as in 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 of Chandrakirti’s Madhyamakavatara, both by his main teacher Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, in addition to other authors. He is currently member of the board of Siddhartha’s Intent Mexico and also part of the Milinda Program for Western Instructors of the Khyentse Foundation, having studied the 5 main topics of Madhyamika, Prajñaparamita, Abhidharma, Vinaya (sets of vows) and Pramana (valid cognition).
He is fluent in Spanish & English, so you are welcome to contact him in either language, as well as in Portuguese.