Chagdud Tulku (1930-2002)
Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche XIV, a disciple of Arik Rinpoche who was also the Vajra Master of Lama Achuk, was a Nyingma master who established many dharma centers in both North and South America. He was responsible for the construction of a beautiful replica of Padmasambhava’s Pure Land at Khandro Ling, in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He was also the spiritual director for the Iron Knot Ranch near Silver City, New Mexico, where he developed the Bodhisattva Peace Training with his disciple Lama Shenpen Drolma. The Bodhisattva Peace Training is a program that applies Buddhist teachings to help promote effective and enduring change, especially for battered women, and other at-risk groups.