Karma Pema Tsering

Pema is a Buddhist Meditation and certified Sati & Hatha Yoga practitioner and teacher. His tibetan name “Karma Pema Tsering” was given to him by Lama Tarchin a few years ago when he took refuge in the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. The name translates as Long Life Lotus and also gives name to La Casa de Loto (The Lotus House). Losing his parents very early in life and being robbed everything his father left to him by the rest of his family led Pema to become disinterested in society, its rules and habits. He became a rebel, making music and consciousness-expanding drugs his "spirituality". This works well he thought. But in the longterm it led to even greater mental and physical chaos and pain. Aged 27 Pema decided to take his life. Just a moment before jumping into a dirty, wet, stinky Berlin Backyard from a sixth floor window, a clear split second awakened him. He realised that all problems are just in his head. He couldn´t understand yet what has happened to him, but realised that just like the Lotus, we all can grow out of the mud. The next day Pema gave up on his electronic producer and DJ career (Puresque) and put his focus on becoming clean and finding a path to the full liberation of the mind. Working a twelve step NA program, diving into all kind of Yoga practices, training Zen Meditations, and Martial Arts, finally led him to the monks and nuns of the Ganden Tashi Choeling buddhist monastery school (Gelug lineage). They first introduced him to the path of Lamrim Meditations. He immediately connected. The following years Pema received many teachings and instructions in various Buddhist lineages and practiced more and more to become stable in abiding in a peaceful state of mind. A big wish to share his precious path with others grew and made him start teaching meditation first to friends and soon to groups at Sati Yoga in Medellin. There he also learned to treat his physical pains and blockages through a gentle and meditative practice of Hatha & Iyengar Yoga. After two years his close friend Maria Mercedes (founder Sati Yoga) motivated him to become a Yoga teacher himself. He agreed and took a one year training with her. Pemas root Gurus and most important teachers are His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Thich Nhat Hanh, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Pema Chódrón, Lama Dechen Losang Chöma Rinpoche, Karma Thegsum Chóling, Losang Sherab Sherpa, Lama Tarchin, his monk friend Losang Dawa, his nun friend Wongmo and Maria Mercedes Lopez.

 

After teaching Meditations for some years and later also Yoga in Medellin, in 2016 Pema made a dream come true by opening up La Casa de Loto, a retreat centre to share all the precious teachings and practices he received. A place beyond all right- and wrongdoing to embark on a journey to your inside.


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