Ryan Damron

About us

A student of Chkyi Nyima Rinpoche's for over 15 years, Ryan is a member of Rinpoche's Dharmachakra Translation Committee and Co-director of Gomde California's Dharmachakra Translation Center. He first traveled to South Asia in 1998 and remained for nearly a decade, studying classic Buddhist texts and teaching Tibetan in the Rangjung Yeshe Institute at Rinpoche's monastery in Kathmandu. Ryan is currently pursuing a PhD in Sanskrit and South Asian Studies at UC Berkeley.

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