Lama Ivo has received Dharma transmissions from more than twenty lamas in the course of his training. Below however we list the teachers which were most important to him and who the senior members of our sangha has had close connection to.
Gangten Tulku Rinpoche is the throne holder of the Gangteng Monastery and the supreme head of the Nyingma order in Bhutan, and reincarnation of the great terton Pema Lingpa. Rinpoche is an one of the most outstanding and accomplished Dzogchen teachers of our times and is holder of the Pema Lingpa treasure lineage.
Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche
, born in 1966, is the grandson and spiritual heir of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
, a unique Buddhist meditation master who was the most eminent modern day proponent of the non-sectarian or Rimed
movement. Rabjam Rinpoche is an eminent teacher of the Nyingma School
and abbot of the Shechen Monastery
– one of the six main monasteries of the Nyingma.
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
was born in Derghe, eastern Tibet, in 1938. As a child he was recognized as the reincarnation of the great Dzogchen Master Adzom Drugpa
(1842-1924) and later by the sixteenth Karmapa as a reincarnation of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (1594-1651), the first Dharmaraja of Bhutan. Norbu Rinpoche was one of the most extraordinary Dzogchen masters of the old Tibetan generation and was the head of the International Dzogchen Community
. He passed away in 2018.
H.H the 14-th Dalai Lama
is the secular and spiritual leader of Tibet. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso
, who lives as a refugee
in India. The Dalai Lama is considered to be the successor in a line of tulkus
who are believed
to be incarnations of Avalokiteśvara
of Compassion and is probably the most well known and respected Tibetan Buddhist teacher in the world. Read more…