Zangpo, N.

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Ngawang Zangpo

Ngawang Zangpo (Hugh Leslie Thompson) completed two three-year retreats under the direction of the late Kalu Rinpoche at Kagyu Ling, France, 1976–1980 and 1980–1983, and he served as translator for Kalu Rinpoche from 1985–1989. He is the founding resident lama of a Buddhist center in Taipei, Taiwan (1985), a founding member of Kalu Rinpoche's International Translation Group (1987), and he was a Tsadra Foundation Fellow from 2000 to 2018. He is presently working on a number of translation projects that were initiated under the direction of Chadral Rinpoche and Lama Tharchin Rinpoche. He has also contributed to the Kalu Rinpoche Translation Group's books Myriad Worlds and Buddhist Ethics. Source: Tsadra.org and Shambhala Publications


Completed Projects as a Tsadra Foundation Fellow:

  • Sacred Ground: Jamgön Kongtrul on Pilgrimage and Sacred Geography, Jamgön Kongtrul
  • Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times, Taranatha, Jamgön Kongtrul, and Sera Khandro
  • Timeless Rapture: Inspired Verse of the Shangpa Masters, compiled by Jamgön Kongtrul
  • The Treasury of Knowledge: Books II, III, and IV; Buddhism’s Journey to Tibet, Jamgön Kongtrul
  • A History of Buddhism in India and Its Spread to Tibet, Butön Rinchen Drup
  • Refining Our Perception of Reality, Sera Khandro
  • The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Books 1 to 10, Foundations of the Buddhist Path, Choying Tobden Dorje
  • The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Book 14, An Overview of Buddhist Tantra, Choying Tobden Dorje


Previously Published Translations:

  • Jamgön Kongtrul’s Retreat Manual, Jamgön Kongtrul
  • Enthronement: Recognition of the Reincarnate Masters of Tibet, Jamgön Kongtrul

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Affiliations & relations

  • Tsadra Foundation · workplace affiliation
  • Kagyu · religious affiliation
  • Kalu Rinpoche · teacher