Chagdud Khadro met His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche in Nepal in 1978, became his wife in the US in 1979, and remained his devoted student for twenty-three years. At the time of her ordination as a lama in 1997, Rinpoche invested her as the future Spiritual Director of Chagdud Gonpa Brazil. Since Rinpoche’s Parinirvana in 2002, she has focused on maintaining the Vajrayana training that he established. At Khadro Ling, the seat of Chagdud Gonpa Brazil, she has worked with a “miraculously assembled team” (her words) of lamas, artists, and talented sangha members to construct a Guru Rinpoche Palace (Zangdog Palri), publish texts, accomplish projects related to education, spiritual care for the dying, and to preserve and teach Vajrayana ritual arts. She travels, teaches, and leads retreats in the Americas, Europe, and Australia.