Dzogchen Ponlop RinpocheSpiritual Director of Kamalashila Institute
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is one of the outstanding scholars of his generation in the Kagyu and Nyingma schools and is the founder of Nalandabodhi International, an international network of Buddhist centers and groups, as well as the Nitartha Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies. Since 1998, Rinpoche has been the spiritual director of Kamalashila Institute. Rinpoche studied at the Karma Shri Nalanda University at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim and later English literature and Comparative Religious Studies at Columbia University in New York. Rinpoche teaches worldwide and is known for his clear teaching style, modern language and humor. Rinpoche is a book author, poet and calligrapher. Ponlop Rinpoche published several books, e.g. “Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom”, “Emotional Rescue” and “Mind Beyond Death”.