His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche—meditation master, teacher and artist—held many great lineages of the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism from Tibet: the Dudjom, Khyentse, Apong Terton, Khenpo Ngaga, Padgyal Lingpa and Longchen Nyingt’hig. Founder of Chagdud Gonpa Foundation and Chagdud Gonpa Brasil, he wrote several books on Buddhism and the path of meditation including, Life in Relation to Death, Gates to Buddhist Practice and his autobiography, Lord of the Dance.
Born in Bhutan in 1961, the son of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche was recognized as the main incarnation of the Khyentse lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He has studied with some of the greatest contemporary masters, including Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, the 16th Karmapa, as well as Dudjom Rinpoche. Rinpoche combines many talents: masterful and dynamic teacher, writer (What Makes You Not a Buddhist) and scholar, award-winning filmmaker (The Cup and Travellers and Magicians).
Chagdud Khadro, an ordained lama in the Nyingma School of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, is one of the foremost students of the late Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. The author of Red Tara Commentary, Ngondro Commentary: Instructions for the Concise Preliminary Practice of the New Treasure of Dudjom and P’howa Commentary: Instructions for the Practice of Consciousness Transference as Revealed by Rigdzin Longsal Nyingpo, she is the spirtual director of Chagdud Gonpa Brasil in Tres Coroas, Brazil.
Ordained by H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche in 2002, Lama Sherab Drolma has become a respected teacher with obvious depth of guru yoga and spiritual discipline. She served Rinpoche as his translator, personal attendant, and as an administrator of his dharma activities. She is a resident lama of Khadro Ling, and travels throughout Brazil supporting practitioners through teaching, spiritual counseling, and practice. She is also an extraordinary lama dancer who authentically expresses the meaning of meditation through movement.