We are descended from the authentic Tibetan Buddhist Nyingma Palyul lineage. Our group's main teacher, Lama Dawai Gocha, has practiced for more than 20 years under the guidance of many great masters.
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche (Tib. པད་ནོར་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་, Wyl. pad nor rin po che) or Kyabjé Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche (1932-2009) was one of the most well-known Nyingma and Dzogchen masters of the twentieth century. Rinpoche was the third head of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and the eleventh throne-holder of the Palyul lineage. Considered an incarnation of Vimalamitra, Rinpoche received his full spiritual training in Tibet before escaping to India in 1959. He subsequently established Namdroling Monastery in Southern India and also taught extensively throughout the world. Rinpoche had many Tibetan and international students, and in the 1980s he recognized the first Western female reincarnate lama, Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo (Alyce Louise Zeoli).
Khencheng Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche is a senior Khenpo (professor of Buddhist Philosophy) from the Shedra (Lama's College) at Paylul Namdroling Monastery near Mysore in the south of India. He is a representative of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, throne-holder of Palyul Monastery and its many branches around the world. H.H. Penor Rinpoche has entrusted him with the establishment of Dharma Centers on behalf of His Holiness and the Palyul lineage in this country. Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso has received all of the major lineage empowerments and transmissions of the Nyingmapa school, including the Dudjom Tersar from Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche; the Longchen Nyingthig Yabshi, and Nyingma Kama from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche; and the Rinchen Terdzod and Nam Chos from Pema Norbu Rinpoche. He has done intensive dzogchen practice under the guidance of Penor Rinpoche and other eminent masters including Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. Pema Norbu Rinpoche has authorized him to represent the monastery and to teach, to confer empowerments and to give personal instruction in Buddhist practice.