Spiritual Advisory Board

His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche is the supreme head of the Ripa lineage of Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism and a living Tertön or treasure revealer.
His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche

His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche is the Supreme Head of the Ripa Lineage of Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism and is a living terton or treasure revealer. In 2011, Rinpoche accepted Lama Rangbar and the Bodhivastu Foundation's invitation to join the project under his authority and supervision.

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Lama Chokhyong Yeshi Dorji

Lama Druk Chokyong Yeshi Dorji of Bhutan is a well-known oracle for many high lamas of the ancient (Nyingmapa) and Kagyudpa sects. He has come to America on several occasions to both guide and assist Lama Rangbar Nyima Ozer in building the prophesied Stupa of The Great Awakening.

Board of Directors

Lama Rangbar Nyima Ozer, Bodhivastu President and Founder

Lama Rangbar Nyima Ozer (born Adam Friedensohn), is a Mantra lineage holder trained in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition over the past 30 years. 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, he exemplifies the transfer of Eastern Wisdom to Western mind.


Janette Carlucci,

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Sapana Shakya,

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Maya Sponder,
Board Member
Ken Frey,
Board Member

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International Project Advisors and Coordinators

Samoj Lama - Nepal
Saroj Mohan Lama
Nepal Country Coordinator

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Yongyudh Vajaradul
Youth and Education Honorary Advisor, Thailand

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Bodhivastu Staff

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Dennis Bruns,
International Relations
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Uddhava Saradadasa,
Graphic Design
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Misun Kim,
Store Management
Dylan Howard,
Media Production
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Tyler Cichetti,
Buildings and Grounds
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John LoBiondo
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Diane Richards,
Admin Support
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Nancy Crompton,

Jnanakumara Translation Group

Lama Rangbar Nyima Ozer,
Translation and Editing
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Cheryl Lins,
Translation and Publishing
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John Pettit,