Spiritual leadership

Shamar Rinpoche

Shamar Rinpoche has been connected to Bordo since his beginnings as a spiritual leader. The Buddhist name of the place ‘Karma Dechen Yangtse’ was given by him. In 2006 he visited Bordo and emphasized again the qualities of the place for meditation practice. His wish is that Bordo will remain a place of Dharma practice for future generations. Shine meditation (meditation of calm abiding) and the Lojong practice (training of the mind) should remain focal points in Bordo. He recommended that we do the Chenrezig practice together daily and, where possible, a Milarepa Tsog Puja on full moon days, both of which have a long tradition in Bordo.


Jigme Rinpoche

Jigme Rinpoche, representing Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and Shamar Rinpoche, is the spiritual director. He oversees Bordo’s Dharma activities and advises those responsible on site. He visited Bordo several times, including in 2004 during the visit of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. His presence inspires and supports our activities. There is a regular exchange between those responsible for the organization of the Dharma in Bordo and Jigme Rinpoche. www.jigmela.org