Khenpo Shedrup Ogen Kalsang is a scholar and teacher from the Dudjom Tersar lineage. He was trained in a traditional monastic setting at the Samye Memorial Buddhist Vihara in Kathmandu, where he completed a curriculum comprising of five years of sutra studies and four years of tantra studies (covering outer tantras, inner tantras, and the great perfection) according to the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He is advising us on the translation of Khyentse Wangpo’s termas in the Kabab dun collection.
Khenpo Ogen currently resides in Kathmandu, where he teaches in Tibetan, Nepali and in English. At the Samye Memorial Buddhist Vihara he instructs his monastic students in the Vinaya, Abhidharma, Prajñāpāramitā, Madhyamaka, Guḥyagarbha, and the trilogy of Lonchenpa’s Resting in the Nature of Mind. He has also completed a number of traditional retreats devoted to both the preliminary practices (ngöndro) and the main practices of the creation and completion stages of the great perfection.
In English he teaches to international students online and, when possible, in person abroad. His teaching tours have led him to India, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. Some of his teachings in English include foundational sutra and tantra studies, bodhicitta and mind training, Words of my Perfect Teacher by Patrul Rinpoche, bardo teachings, the history of Tibetan Buddhism, and meditation. Khenpo Ogen has translated a variety of sādhanas and prayers into English for the use of his students, including a Concise Practice of Green Tārā, a Short Practice of Amitābha from the Namchö Treasure Cycle, a Short Sadhana of Vajrasattva from the Dudjom New Treasure Cycle, a Short Practice of Vajrakīlāya, and Short Amitāyus Long Life Practice.
His latest project is a translation of The Festival of the Playful Display of the Blood Drinking Herukas: The Lower Magical Rites of Razor Meteorite Iron from the Dudjom Treasure Cycle, which is currently in its editing stage.
In his free time, Khenpo Ogen enjoys travelling, reading, and nature walks.