Teachers

Drubpön Lama Karma

Venerable retreat master (drubpön) Lama Karma was born in eastern Bhutan and joined the Long-Nying Chöling Monastery at a young age. His root teacher was Lama Naljorpa, the great yogi of mahamudra and Dzogchen, from whom he received numerous vows, empowerments, instructions and oral transmissions, including the Chöd Rinchen Trengwa and the Chöd practice of Laughter of the Dakinis from the Longchen Nyingtik Tradition. A heart student of Terton Pedgyal Lingpa Rinpoche, he served as the scribe for the entirety of Pedgyal Lingpa’s Kusum Gongdü treasure cycle. Drubpön Lama Karma studied with other great teachers, including H.H. Dodrupchen Rinpoche, H.H. Penor Rinpoche, H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, H.H Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, and the 16th and 17th Karmapas. He has spent over 16 years in strict meditation retreats. Drubpön is renowned as a genuine retreat master throughout Bhutan and has been one of the most important Bhutanese lamas to disseminate the teachings and maintain the tradition of Terton Pedgyal Lingpa.  

Events with Drubpön Lama Karma

Awakening the Compassionate Heart: Mind Training (Lojong) for Our Times
August 31, 2018

A Meditation Retreat. Mind Training (Lojong) offers practical and inspiring teachings for cultivating compassion, patience, and perspective. With a particular focus on integrating all of your life’s experiences onto the path of awakening, these pithy teachings help you to bring your practice into your life and develop a greater capacity…

Dzogchen Tregchö Mountain Dharma: A Thanksgiving Retreat
November 21, 2018

Drubpön Lama Karma will teach two precious cycles of Dzogchen instructions composed by the recent master Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-1987). The first set of instructions is Extracting the Essence of Accomplishment: Straightforward Ultimate Guidance on the Practice of Mountain Dharma Training. This amazing set of clear and direct instructions explains in…

Garland of Jewels (Rinchen Trengwa) Part II
December 7, 2018

Accomplishment of the Secret Path of Ten Million Dakinis This will be a continuation of teachings on Machig Labdrön’s Garland of Jewels (Rinchen Trengwa) chöd tradition. While it is not absolutely required, participants are encouraged to have attended Part I, offered April 21 – May 6.  In this retreat we will…