ligmincha teachers 



Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

see also lineage of teachers 



Geshe Khorden Lhundup Gyaltsen  

Geshe Khorden Lhundup Gyaltsen is the resident lama of Ligmincha France. He lives and teaches in Paris. Geshe Lhundup was born in Tibet in a small village called Damranji, in Kham, to a nomadic family. At age 12, he made the decision to become a monk and went to Patsang Monastery in Kham. In 1993 he fled Tibet, first arriving in Kathmandu at Triten Norbutse Monastery and then, encouraged by His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, continuing on to Menri Monastery in India to study for the Geshe degree. Geshe Lhundup received his Geshe degree in 2009. After studying English in Dharamsala, India, he traveled to France, got a residency card and began working in a bakery. Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche contacted him in 2010 to suggest that he begin working with Rinpoche’s students in France. With the assistance of Rinpoche’s students, Geshe Lhundup began learning French and teaching yoga. He began working more directly to teach students in France in 2013, and over the past few years has helped grow the small group of practitioners to a sangha that moved into a new location in September 2015. Read more

Also see: Ligmincha France website


Alejandro Chaoul-Reich

Alejandro Chaoul-Reich, Ph.D., is a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. He completed the seven-year program at Ligmincha Institute in 1999 and also graduated as a teacher from the Three Doors Academy in 2011. Under the auspices of Ligmincha, since 1995 he has been leading meditation and trul khor (Tibetan yoga) retreats throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe. He also serves as a board member of the Ligmincha Texas Institute for Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts. Alejandro received his Ph.D. in Tibetan religions from Rice University and is a faculty member at the University of Texas (UT) M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where his team collaborates with Ligmincha in research funded by the National Cancer Institute to investigate possible benefits of Tibetan mind-body practices with different cancer populations, and teaches Bon meditation for patients and others. He also teaches in the area of spirituality and health and end-of-life care at UT’s Medical School in Houston and leads meditation for medical students, staff and faculty.


Marcy Vaughn

Marcy Vaughn is a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon since 1974. Marcy is the editor of Tenzin Wangyal's books Tibetan Sound Healing, Awakening the Sacred Body and Awakening the Luminous Mind. A graduate in the first class of the master's program in contemplative psychotherapy at Naropa University, she leads meditation retreats throughout the United States and Mexico, and conducts training programs in the therapeutic uses of mindfulness, imagery and contemplative practices. She is a therapist in private practice in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Marcy co-designed the curriculum and is a U.S. teacher for The Three Doors Academy, a three-year training program that presents experientially-based teachings and meditation practices to support connection to one’s sacred body, genuine speech and luminous mind. Read more


see also ligmincha international: board members and 

             ligmincha international: resident teachers