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Lama Jomo Lorraine (Jomo Pema Saldon) is a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She was a close disciple and secretary to His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche until 1987, the time of his mahaparinirvana. Jomo Lorraine’s training in ritual and meditation has continued and increased under the direct instruction of her teachers, Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. She received monastic ordination from the Khenpo Rinpoches over fifteen years ago in Deer Park, the site of the Buddha’s first teaching.
Jomo Lorraine is one of the founding directors of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center. She has a keen interest in traditional Buddhist art, and the preservation of ancient ritual dances, chants, and religious artifacts. Recently Jomo Lorraine helped the Ven. Khenpo Rinpoches complete Orgyen Samye Chökhor Ling Nunnery, the first nunnery located in the holy city of Sarnath, India.
Lama Jomo Lorraine chanting the Seven Line Prayer of Guru Padmasambhava (Length: 5 min. 7 sec.)
Lama Jomo Lorraine reciting the long and short mantras of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion (Length: 2 min. 19 sec.)
Inauguration of Orgyen Samye Chokhor Ling Nunnery – Nov 12, 2006
CBS World Religions: Tibetan Buddhism at Padma Samye Ling with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Lama Laia Pema Tsultrim
Lama Laia Pema Tsultrim was ordained as a monk by his teachers Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche at the sacred site of the Buddha’s first sermon in Deer Park, India in 2002. He has been a resident Dharma teacher at Padma Samye Ling (PSL) Monastery in New York since 1999. Lama Laia is a senior editor of Dharma Samudra Publishing, leads daily meditations at PSL, and regularly helps with the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center (padmasambhava.org) monastery and nunnery in India.
After training in the arts and undergoing a personal search for spirituality, Lama Laia eventually took refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha under the close guidance of the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches, abbots who mastered the ancient traditions of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. With their blessings, Lama Laia continues to deepen his training in the “three wisdoms” of study, contemplation, and meditation.
Lama Laia’s unique style of communicating the essential pillars of Buddhist tenets enables him to impart tranquility and joy, while encouraging great enthusiasm and inspiration in others to develop mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom.
Lama Laia Public Talk in Nashville, Tennessee on September 14, 2017. (Length: 1 hr. 29 min.)
Lama Pema Dragpa
Lama Pema Dragpa has been a resident Dharma teacher at Padma Samye Ling (PSL), the main monastery and retreat center of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center (padmasambhava.org) since 2004. This institute was founded and directed by the Nyingma Dzogchen masters Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, who both trained and mastered the ancient traditions of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Lama Dragpa lives and teaches at Padma Samye Ling, and was ordained as a lama by the Ven. Khenpo Rinpoches. He is a senior editor of over 20 books on philosophy, meditation, and Buddhist tenets. Lama Dragpa graduated with honors in philosophy and religious studies from NYU in 2002, and is a certified Hospice volunteer. He has taught at Colgate University, Scranton University, and Binghamton Community College, and regularly travels to lead PBC events on traditional and contemporary Buddhist philosophy and meditation.
Lama Pema Dragpa teaching how to “Unite All the Teachings of the Buddha” on February 25, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee (Length: 1 hr. 44 min.)
Lama Pema Dragpa speaking about Devotion on February 24, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee (Length: 1 hr. 45 min.)
Lama Pema Dragpa offering tips on how to keep you meditation practice fresh on May 5, 2013
Ithaca, New York. (Length: 1 hr. 54 min.)
Lama Pema Dragpa teaching on the practice of Noble Lady Tara on March 4, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Length: 1 hr. 53 min.)
Lama Pema Dragpa teaching on “The Vital Importance and Danger of Doubt” on March 5, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Length: 2 hr. 47 min.)