Drupon Lama Dorje was born in small village called Limi in the Himalayas and became a traditional Buddhist monk at the age of 5 under the Drikung Kagyu lineage. At the age of 24 he entered a 4-year solo retreat in the mountains of India where he trained deeply in the five-fold path of Mahamudra, Dzogchen and the Six Yogas of Naropa.
Directly after this retreat, he was assigned to travel to Chile to expand the Buddha Dharma. For more than 10 years, Drupon Lama Dorje has spread Buddhist philosophy of life across South and Central America through diverse events, ceremonies, courses and retreats; produced music & CDs, written books to apply Buddhist principles to modern life, formed many sanghas throughout the region, and led sacred journeys to India and Nepal.
Nowadays he travels the world skillfully teaching Tibetan Philosophy of Life & meditation while also advocating for topics such as environmental regeneration, intercultural unity, and resilient education.
His vision is to awaken the consciousness of all beings, unite all cultures in global peace, and regenerate our home, the Earth, by expanding the altruistic actions of unconditional love, compassion, joy, and equanimity for the sake of all that live.
His root Lamas are H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, Drupön Jampa Rigzin Rinpoche, H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang. And has received additional teachings from H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, 17th Karmapa, and H.E. Khenchen Konchok Gyaltsen Rinpoche, and H.E. Dzongzar Khyentse Rinpoche.
Lama Dorje was certified as a bonefide retreat master (Drupon) of the Drikung Kagyu lineage on February 26, 2018 by Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang. Click here to read Lama Dorje's certificate: English certificate. Tibetan certificate
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Kagyu is one of the main schools of Tibetan Buddhism Vajrayana.
“Ka” = enlightened instructions and teachings
"Gyu” = continuity or the uninterrupted lineage of masters and students
Therefore Kagyu refers to “the uninterrupted teachings of enlightenment” and is thus called the “Lineage of oral instruction”