Faculty

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche, the founder and spiritual director of Kunzang Palchen Ling, was recognized by H.H. the 16th Karmapa as the 3rd incarnation of Terchen Barway Dorje, a [...]

Lama Tashi Topgyal

Lama Tashi Topgyal is from Raktrul Monastery in eastern Tibet. He received empowerments, reading transmissions, and explanations regarding the treasure texts of Terchen [...]

Lama Yeshe Gyamtso

Lama Yeshe Gyamtso completed two three-year retreats during the 1980s at Kagyu Thubten Chöling under the guidance of Kyapje Kalu Rinpoche and Lama Norlha Rinpoche. He has [...]

Lama Jim Dowiat

Lama Jim Dowiat has been a Buddhist practitioner for over thirty years and has been a student of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche for over twenty years. In 2000, Jim completed the [...]

Lama Jim Kukula

Lama Jim Kukula took refuge from Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche in 1982, and completed a three-year retreat in 1996. He studied physics in college and then spent twenty years [...]

Naomi Schmidt

Naomi Schmidt took refuge from H.H. the 16th Karmapa in 1974 and has been practicing dharma since then. She worked at Karma Triayana Dharmachakra from 1979-2010, and taught [...]

Tom Schmidt

Tom Schmidt began studying and performing music in 1957. As a young adult he studied with jazz masters Charlie Haden and Dave Holland and taught music at Naropa University [...]

Wendy Harding

Wendy Harding is a student of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche. She has been studying art for over twenty-four years. In 1992 she studied thangka painting at Naropa University. She does [...]

Chime Chodon

Chime Chodon received her M.A. from the Divinity School of The University of Chicago in Buddhist Studies and Tibetan translation (2015), and her B.A. in Religious Studies [...]

Michael Harris

Michael Harris has been a Buddhist practitioner for fifteen years, a student of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche for ten years, and served as the resident teacher at KPL’s affiliate [...]
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