About The Teacher

In 1968 Lama Namgyal Rinpoche was recognized by the 16th Karmapa, the supreme head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, as an accomplished master and received Vajrayana robes.

Thereafter, Namgyal Rinpoche practised and taught in the Vajrayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism as well as Theravadin and Mahayana schools. He was empowered and recognised by many teachers such as Sakya Trizin and Chogye Rinpoche of the Sakyas, Dudjom Rinpoche of the Nyingma sect, and various Kagyu lamas including Kalu Rinpoche, one of the Karmapa's main teachers.

Lama Namgyal was committed to exploring truth beyond religious thinking and welcomed all paths. He taught in terms that went beyond dogma and narrow terminology, bringing universal and relatable perspectives.

Namgyal Rinpoche passed away in 2003 and his teachers and friends continue on with his work at the Dharma Centre of Canada, a 400-acre retreat centre in Kinmount, Ontario

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