Holding lineage is the practice of maintaining connection and intimacy with the timeless wisdom continuum of teachers who have committed themselves to the practice of buddhadharma for the benefit of all beings.
I practice and teach under the general ruberic of Tantric Buddhism with a direct link and connection to the Karma Kamstang tradition and the Shije/Chod tradition. My heart teachers include the late Ani Dechen Zangmo, the late Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche and the late Kyabje Pathing Rinpoche, the present Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche and Lama Tsering Wangdu Rinpoche.
I am deeply inspired by the activity modeled by the Indian tantric Buddhist mahasiddha tradition, and I connect to this tradition through my ordination as a repa in the tradition of Milarepa.
As a chaplain my greatest teachers are death, sickness, pain and difficult emotions; not all lamas are human, and in my experience I have found that maintaining openness to the moment, no matter it's perceived qualities, allows for deep meaningful practice.
Below are some of my teachers.