Dr. Carlos de Leon
Dr. Carlos de Leon is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Holistic Medicine and is an expert in means of transformation, consciousness development and spiritual paths of the world.
He has been a practitioner and researcher for over 33 years, having extensive knowledge of martial arts, chi kung, meditation, shamanism, religions, paranormal phenomena, and many forms of alternative therapies such as electroacupuncture, Ayurveda, Chinese herbal medicine, chi kung, radionics, homeopathy and massage. A large part of his work involves the study and practice of Tantra, Zen Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Dzogchen, Mahamudra and Bon, where he has received his training alongside the most important teachers on the planet. He has also been trained in traditional methods of healing and Shamanism in Mexico, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Canada, Peru, Philippines, Korea, as well as in various approaches to martial arts with teachers from Japan, India, China and Korea.
Dr. Carlos de Leon is an internationally sought after teacher and charismatic presenter, and is primarily known for creating Ontogony a multilevel, intercultural, holistic program with profound methods of self-liberation, in addition to the development of Ontogonic psychotherapy.
Dr. Carlos de Leon is the founder of the International Institute for Ontogony Research and Development (Vancouver , 1991,) and president of the Association of Psychotherapy and Transpersonal Ontogonic Development in Mexico.
He is the author of 7 books,
Dare to be Free
Time to Awake
How to Choose a Spiritual Path
The Hidden Pearl
Flow of Life
Maa Parvathi Nanda Nath Saraswati
Parvathi was born in India to a family holding an ancient lineage of Yoga and Vedanta. She has been formally initiated into the Pratyabhijnana Marga school of Kashmir Shaivism, and for many years received the complete transmissions of this tradition, incorporating it with Yoga, Vedanta and Samaya Tantras.
Parvathi has inherited one of Kashmir's deepest Tantric traditions, that of Nath. The Nath school can be traced back to Matsyendranath, and through him to older sources of Shaivism.
Parvathi has been systematically trained in the teachings of the Yoginis, in the Kaula tradition, and has received the highest Kaula transmissions. Over the years she has also been trained in the Mishra and Samaya Tantric schools and is a successor to 3 basic genealogies of Tantra and Yoga. Parvathi holds the teachings of Shri Vidya which she transmits to this day, following the prompting of her principal teacher Shri Amritananda Nath Saraswati.
Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche
Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche is the oldest teacher of the Bonpo tradition. He was born in 1926 in the southeast of Tibet.
When the conflict between the Chinese and Tibetans in central Tibet became severe in 1957, Rinpoche undertook solitary practice in Northern Tsang until 1960, when the Chinese invasion forced him to leave Tibet. Following great difficulties, and after being shot and imprisoned by Chinese soldiers, Rinpoche managed to arrive safely in Nepal. Since 1960 he has founded a number of monasteries in India and abroad, and has written over 17 volumes on the Bon tradition as well as valuable teachings on Dzogchen.
Rinpoche is considered to be a living treasure in the Bon tradition and still spends most of his time teaching and mentoring practitioners around the world. Thans to his great blessings, kindness and fearless persistence, the Yungdrung Bon tradition is experiencing a revival both inside and outside of Tibet.
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
Chogyal Namkai Norbu was born in Derge, Eastern Tibet in 1938. As a child, he was recognised as an emanation of the great Dzogchen master Adzom Drugba (1842-1924) and later, by the sixteenth Karmapa, as an emanation of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (1594-1651), the first Dharmaraja of Bhutan.
In 1960, following Tibet’s social and political deterioration, Namkai Norbu moved to Italy at the invitation of the well-known Orientalist Professor Giuseppe Tucci. There, he provided incentive for the the spread of Tibetan culture in the West. In the early 1960s he worked at IsMEO (Institute for Middle & Far East) in Rome; later, from 1962 to 1992, he taught Tibetan and Mongolian language and literature at the Istituto Universitario Orientale in Naples. His academic work reveals a profound knowledge of Tibetan culture and a steadfast determination to keep Tibet's outstanding cultural heritage alive and fully accessible.
Having taught Yantra Yoga in Naples for several years and after observing a growing interest in Dzogchen, Chogyal Namkai Norbu began to teach Dzogchen in the mid-1970s, initially in Italy and then throughout the West. In 1981 he founded the first Dzogchen Community Centre in Arcidosso, Tuscany. Over the years thousands of people from all over the world have become members of the Dzogchen Community. A number of centres have been set up in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Russia and Australia.
In 1988 Chogyal Namkai Norbou founded ASIA (Association for International Solidarity in Asia), a non-governmental organisation primarily active in meeting the educational and medical needs of the Tibetan population. In 1989 he founded the Shang Shung Institute, with the task of preserving Tibetan culture through its promotion and dissemination. Until 2018, Chogyal Nambai Norbou traveled all over the world, delivering lectures and teachings attended by thousands of people.
Jigme Pema Wangchen
Jigme Pema Wangchen, the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, was born in 1963 on the sacred Lake Rewalsar in northern India. Being officially recognized by H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and H.H. the 16th Karmapa, was enthroned in Darjeeling in 1967. The masters of H.H. Gyalwang Drukpa have been some of the great Tibetan Masters of our time, including Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, S.S. the 14th Dalai Lama, S.E. Bairo Rinpoche (his father), Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, and the Venerable Pawo Rinpoche. H.H. Gyalwang Drukpa has reestablished a home for the Drukpa lineage in Darjeeling. Apart from the monasteries located in the Himalaya region, several Drukpa centers have been opened in Western and Far East countries. His Holiness has a great ability to convey the foundations of Buddhist practice teachings so that they are directly relevant to current needs. The simplicity, compassion and humor of His Holiness's teaching has touched the hearts of all the people who have had contact with him.