Sangyum Kamala Rinpoche
Sangyum Kamala was born in the northern Indian State of Himachal Pradesh into an extraordinary Dharma lineage. Her father, Dulshuk Lingpa, was renowned as a Tertön in the Nyingma lineage. His story has been the subject of the recent best selling book, “A Step Away from Paradise”.
Her mother, Phunsok Choedon was a great practitioner and Dakini who devoted her entire life to Dharma practice. When she passed away at age 83, her body remained in meditation for 7 days, and a circular rainbow appeared in the sky over her room.
She met her root guru Dudjom Rinpoche together with Chatral Rinpoche in Simla at age 13. At the age of 20, she married Chatral Sangye Dorje, one of the greatest ever Dzogchen masters. They were married for more than 50 years.
During her entire life, especially the half century spent with Chatral Rinpoche, she has received an uninterrupted stream of Dharma teachings and transmissions, and has practised mainly in the Dudjom Tersar and also in the Longchen Nyingthik traditions.