Since 1997, Lama Choedak has affiliated with the centre. Damchoe Dogu Ling is the group under the Marpa centre that is directly aligned with or under Lama Choedak.
Lama Choedak Rinpoche – Biography
Lama Choedak Yuthok Rinpoche is the founder of Sakya Losal Choe Dzong, Rongton Buddhist Training College and most of the Sakya centres in Australia.
Born in Tibet, Rinpoche escaped with his parents in the early 1960s to Nepal where he completed his secondary education.
He spent 12 years’ rigorous training as a Sakya Tibetan Buddhist monk, several of those under the guidance of His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, one of the finest Tibetan teachers of this time (b 1920 – d 2007).
In 1980, sponsored by HH the Dalai Lama, Rinpoche completed a three-and-a-half year solitary meditation retreat on the Lamdre Lobshey teachings.
He has translated for some of the most important teachers of all four traditions of Tibetan Buddhism including the late tutors of His Holiness.
Lama Choedak taught and translated at Dorje Chang Institute in Auckland. He has also helped to design teaching programs for many Tibetan Buddhist centres in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
“Learning to cherish others will bring me happiness that will last.”
Rinpoche is one of the few Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Masters living in Australia.
He has been teaching meditation in the west for more than 20 years and has an excellent understanding of the western mind. His teachings are lucid, practical, enjoyable and sought after worldwide.
Rinpoche is based in Canberra.