About The Teacher

Early Years

Lama Pema Tenzin is a Vajrayana artist from Bhutan, a beautiful and environmentally pristine Buddhist country, high up in the Himalayan Mountains. Lama Kunzang Garwang was also an artist and he recognized Pemas artistic abilities first. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche asked Buli Tulku Rinpoche for a recommendation and Buli Tulku Rinpoche recommended Lama Pema, who was also endorsed by the Royal family of Bhutan. That year Lama Pema came to Chagdud Gompa for just a few months, speaking no English and a little bit homesick. As Lama Pema became more comfortable in his surroundings here, learned a little english and made some friends, he has made the US his second home, bringing Vajrayana art and goodwill to such exotic places as Tennessee and Florida.

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