Lama Rangbar Nyimai Özer
President and Founder of Bodhivastu Foundation for Enlightened Activity
Adam Friedensohn (Lama Rangbar Nyima Ozer), is a Mantra lineage holder trained in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition over the past 30 years. Lama Rangbar first received initiations and instructions from his root Lama, His Holiness Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje. Subsequently Lama received years of teachings and personal instructions from His Holiness Dungse Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche, Kyabje Chadral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche, H.E. Namha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, Dungse Trinlay Norbu Rinpoche, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche, Lama Kunzang Dorje Rinpoche, and Acharya Dawa Chodrak Rinpoche among others.
Later, Lama Rangbar was recognized by Tsewang Ngodrup Rinpoche as the single (activity) emanation of Tulku Chimed Yugyal the ritual meditation master of Rangnang Ogmin Ling Dzogchen Monastery in Kham Tibet. Lama Rangbar exemplifies the transfer of Eastern Wisdom to Western mind. His teachings are always fresh and up to date yet solidly based on the authenticity of the ancient school (Nyingmapa) tradition. His presentation of awakened mind is warm, playful and invigorating.
One of Lama's main interests is the establishment of peace by inter-religious dialogue and co-conducted programs and events. His poignant talks are known to bring people from diverse belief systems into an easy-going loving harmony.
Lama returned to the USA after 25 years of living and practicing in Nepal in order to establish an important peace project specifically for our times, The Stupa of the Great Awakening. In the past, Lama Rangbar established several benevolent environmental organizations in the fields of solar energy, electric vehicles, poverty reduction for remote areas and vital service provision. He is the Founder of several organizations including: The Bodhivastu Foundation for Enlightened Activity, The Himalayan Light Foundation (Nepal and USA), Lotus Energy, Eco-Visions, and Clean Environmental Products International. He now resides in NY state and operates centers in Big Indian, NY, Heidelberg Germany, Sankhu Vajrayogini Nepal and Poughquag, NY.