Published on April 27, 2023
Chagdud Khadro met His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche in 1978 and married him in 1979. She was his student for twenty-three years. Chagdud Rinpoche ordained her as a lama in 1997 and appointed her as the future spiritual director of Chagdud Gonpa Brasil. Since Rinpoche’s Parinirvana in 2002, Khadro has focused on continuing the high-quality Vajrayana training he established and passed on to her. She has been relentless in maintaining the legacy left by Rinpoche, including supervising the construction of a Zangdog Palri: Guru Rinpoche’s Pure Land.
Khadro collaborated in the making of Rinpoche’s autobiography – Lord of the Dance – and, under his guidance, compiled comments on his teachings on Ngöndro’s practice from Dudjom’s treasure; on the practice of Powa, revealed by Longsal Nyingpo, and on the concise version of Apong Terton’s Red Tara. As a former director and editor of Padma Publishing in the United States, Khadro edited many translations of Tibetan texts and continues to work with translations and publications of texts in Portuguese and Spanish.
Chagdud Khadro also engages in projects that offer spiritual support for the dying and the caregivers of terminally ill patients. She supervises the activities and teaches at all locations of Chagdud Gonpa Brasil and Chagdud Gonpa Hispano-America. She also teaches in Europe, United States, and Australia.