Lama Palzang


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Lama Palzang, Dean

Lama Palzang is a Nyingma lama who was born in the Gyarong region of Tibet, where from a very young age, he was trained in the dharma under Jigme Tenpa Dargye Rinpoche. He was formally educated at Minyak Lhagang Monastery in Kham and trained in the Longchen Nyingtik tradition under his root teachers, Khenchen Chodrak Rinpoche and Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche. He completed a traditional three year retreat under Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche in Beyul Yolmo, Nepal.  Since 2002, Lama Palzang has assisted Tarthang Rinpoche with large-scale dharma projects in Asia.  Lama Palzang teaches classes on Buddhist Studies and Nyingma Meditation and guides traditional dharma retreats at the Institute.

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Olivia Hurd


Olivia Hurd, Instructor

Olivia Hurd, B.F.A, is a textile artist and retired children’s publisher, co-founder of the Peaceable Kingdom Press. She is a long-time meditation practitioner, and has been a student at the Nyingma Institute for over 20 years. She teaches Beginning and Intermediate Nyingma Meditation, Nyingma Psychology, and Buddhist Studies classes, as well as workshops and retreats at the Institute.

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Hugh Joswick


Hugh Joswick, Instructor

Hugh Joswick, Ph.D., has been studying at the Nyingma Institute since the mid-1990’s. While working full-time outside the Institute, Hugh volunteers many hours a week in various capacities to help the Institute function more effectively and to bring his skill with photography and computer technology to bear on Institute projects. Trained as a Philosophy Professor, Hugh is a devoted practitioner of meditation and a continuing student of Nyingma teachings. He brings a gentle technique and a skillful style of inquiry to teaching Nyingma Meditation at the Intermediate level.

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