chod and phowa retreat 2020 – the translator

khenpo sonam photo

Rinpoche’s translator for this retreat will be Khenpo Sonam, a resident teacher at Lhundrup Choling Center in Los Angeles, California. Khenpo Sonam is from Bhutan and studied for his Khenpo degree in Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. He has studied with a number of masters including Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche, Khenchen Rigdzin Dorje Rinpoche, and his Root Lama, Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche.  Khenpo Sonam arrived in the United States in 1999, spending nine years in Pema Osel Ling Dharma center in Northern California before moving to Los Angeles.