THE ANCIENT ONE
Chatral Rinpoche (b. 1913) A Dzogchen master saint who spent decades wandering in isolated valleys and mountain retreats, practicing in places associated with past realizers. Thomas Merton met Chatral in 1968 and said if he were ever to return to Asia, Chatral would be his lama. This heart student of Dudjom Rinpoche is a vegetarian. KPSR received transmission for the entire cycle of terma of the great tertön Lhatsun Namkha Jigme as well as part of the Longchen Nying-thig, from Chatral Rinpoc...
Tibetan monk Palden Gyatso, who spent 33 years in prison as his nation was seized by China. Palden Gyatso, a Buddhist monk since childhood, was arrested by the Chinese Communist Army in 1959. He was tortured, starved and sentenced to hard labor. He watched his nation and culture destroyed, his teachers, friends and family displaced, jailed or killed under Chinese occupation