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Ogyen Trinley Dorje

His Holiness The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

Karmapa means “the one who carries out buddha-activity” or “the embodiment of all the activities of the buddhas”. In the Tibetan tradition, great enlightened teachers are said to be able to consciously control their rebirth in order to continue their activity for the benefit of all sentient beings...

Pema Donyo Nyingche Wangpo

Guru Vajradhara The 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa

When His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa was in Beijing to discuss the affairs of historic Tibet, he had a vision of Mahakala concerning Kenting Tai Situpa’s rebirth. There, the Gyalwa Karmapa wrote the prediction letter for the discovery of the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa Pema Donyo Nyinje Wangpo...

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The Venerable Lama Namse Rinpoche

Canadian Representative of H.H. The 16th Karmapa & Director of Karma Sonam Dargye Ling

The Venerable Lama Namse Rinpoche was born in Kham, Eastern Tibet in 1930 and became a monk at the age of fifteen. From ages 16-21, he did intensive studies of the basic fundamentals of Tibetan religious language, etymology, grammar, and poetry...

Lama Tenzin Dakpa

Canadian Representative of H.H. The 17th Karmapa & Resident Teacher of Karma Sonam Dargye Ling & Karma Kagyu Buddhist Meditation Centre of Niagara

Lama Tenzin was born in Eastern Tibet in 1978 into a nomadic family. At fifteen, he became a monk and studied Dharmic ritual, chanting, torma and basic Buddhist teachings in Tong Nak Lachen Monastery for a year and half...

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Kim Foccia

President of Karma Kagyu Buddhist Meditation Centre of Niagara

Kim Fiocca has been a Buddhist practitioner for over 20 years and was a student of Lama Namse Rinpoche for over 10 years. She regularly leads dharma talks and meditation classes for Karma Kagyu Buddhist Meditation Centre of Niagara.