Ngakchang Rinpoche and Khandro Dchen are the Lineage Lamas, or principal teachers, of Aro. Ngakchang Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Aro Yesh, the son of the extraordinary female visionary Lama Khyungchen Aro Lingma, who founded the Aro lineage. Between 1970 and 1984, Ngakchang Rinpoche spent extended periods in the Himalayas receiving teachings and transmissions from many of the most revered teachers of the Nyingma Tradition. He has given several keynote presentations at international psychology conferences for the British Psychological Society, and the Association of Transpersonal Psychology in the USA
Ngakchang Rinpoche is the author of six books, many co-written with Khandro Dchen. Ngakchang Rinpoche and Khandro Dchen are the parents of two children. She prefers to speak personally with individuals rather than to address groups but often makes dazzling interjections when Ngakchang Rinpoche is teaching.