Summer Adams

Summer Adams was born in California but lives in southern Brazil, in Chagdud Gonpa’s center, Khadro Ling. She was introduced to the Buddhist teachings at a young age while accompanying her parents to many Abhishekas, ceremonies and teachings. In August of 2000, Summer traveled to Khadro Ling to complete her Vajrayana preliminary practices under the guidance of Chagdud Rinpoche and his wife, Chagdud Khadro. Originally she planned only to stay a few months but after engaging in a sequence of retreats she became a full-time volunteer and has served the activities of the Gonpa since, especially helping with drubchen coordination as a chopon, lama dancing and serving the many great teachers who visit the temple.

Summer first received teachings from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001. She became a Siddhartha’s Intent instructor in 2008 and has helped lead Rinpoche’s practice group in Rio de Janerio, Buda de Ipanema since 2009. Now the mother of two lively young daughters, she continues to dedicate her time to volunteer work, practice and study

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