Lama Yungdrung Lodoe
Lama Yungdrung Lodoe lives in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, where he is a teacher with Ligmincha Mexico. Born in Tenchen, Tibet, in 1978, Yungdrung Lodoe entered Tondol Ritod Monastery in Chumpo, Tibet, at age 9. There, he received training and teachings on rituals, practices and ceremonies for three years, followed by three years of meditating while in retreat in the mountains.
Yungdrung Lodoe studied Tibetan art for three years at the home village of Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, the most senior teacher in the Bon tradition. He also studied thangka painting with master Seregn Yonpal for three years in Chumpo, Tibet and calligraphy and mandala painting with master Are Tenzin for one year in Retod Gompa Monastery in Tibet. At the age of 26, Lama Lodoe went to India to study modern art.
In January 2011, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche asked Lama Lodoe to come to Mexico to paint mandalas for the Great Bon Stupa for World Peace at Chamma Ling Valle de Bravo. He has lived in Mexico since that time, working on projects for the Stupa.