Spiritual Advisory Board

The Bodhivastu Stupa of The Great Awakening is a large scale not-for-profit humanitarian project designed to embrace people of all walks of life from all over the world.  Eventually, it is our intention to have representation from all the major religions in the project. Our teachings, practice and projects are based on traditional Buddhist roots, and so we have the honor of the participation of many renowned Monks, Lamas and Venerable ones from several traditions and countries.  For ease, we have listed them by their related country.

Spiritual Advisor

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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Spiritual Advisory Board by Country


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.



Venerable Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master, Scholar and great accomplished meditator who has been the spiritual director of the FPMT (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition) for over 30 years. Rinpoche has recently accepted Lama Rangbar's sincere invitation to join as honorary spiritual advisor to Bodhivastu and the Stupa of the Great Awakening project.

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Phra Promwachirayan

Phra Promwachirayan is the Abbot of Wat Yannawa in Bangkok, Thailand and is known for spreading Dharma activities to America. He is the President of Wat Nawamintararachutis Commemorate Construction Project which recently completed a large temple structure outside the city of Boston, USA.

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Venerable Phra Anil Sakya

Venerable Phra Dr. Anil Sakya has served on the faculty of the College of Religious Studies at Mahidol University and at Mahamakut Buddhist University in Thailand and is a lecturer on religious and cultural studies at many leading colleges internationally. He served as the assistant secretary to the previous Supreme Patriarch of Thailand and has received various rewards and scholorships from the Thai Royal family.

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Bodhivastu | Lama Rangbar Nyima Ozer

Lama Rangbar Nyima Ozer

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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Lama Pema Thobchen, Dechen Mingyurling Ritual Master and Nepal Country Liaison

International Project Advisors and Coordinators

Yongyudh Vajaradul
Youth and Education Honorary Advisor, Thailand

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Bodhivastu Staff and Expertise

Lama Pema Thobchen

Lama Pema Thobchen
Dechen Mingyurling Ritual Master and Nepal Liaison

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Uddhava Saradadasa,
Graphic Design

James Bae | Bodhivastu

James Bae
Traditional Healing Practices

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Henry McCann | Bodhivastu

Henry McCann
Traditional Healing Practices

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Bertrand Deleuse
Financial Design

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Misun Kim,
Store Management

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Nancy Crompton,

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Diane Richards,
Admin Support

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,