About My Practice

I’ve been a practicing student of mind & meditation for 25 years. I began as a teenager – fumbling my way alone through books. My first formal retreat was with Rev. Sanha Sunim, in the Korean tradition at Toronto Zen Buddhist Temple. I soon discovered the Tibetans and fell in love! I completed extensive study, practice, and solo retreat on Lam Rim with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at FPMT (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition) and from Alexander Berzin, by being a transcriber for The Berzin Archives.

In 2014, I met my closest teacher, Lama Lena Yeshe Kaytup, one of the main holders of Wangdor Rinpoche’s lineage. Since, then I’ve been the keeper of Lama Lena’s archive and online spaces, and a coordinator of volunteers and transcribers. In 2020, Lama Lena gave me the name Lama Karma Jigme and authorized me to teach.

My practice is Rimé (non-sectarian) and I’ve been incredibly lucky to have many amazing teachers from across Buddhist & Bön traditions, like Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Lama Alan Wallace, Tenzin Robert Thurman, and many more. I’ve also studied Hatha yoga and philosophy with Michele Loew, Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor.

As a teacher, I try to point to deep truths using everyday language. My favorite methods to practice and teach are Direct-Perception meditation (Dzogchen & Mahamudra), Tibetan Tantra (Vajrayana), Dream Yoga, Art-practices, and Tsa Lung / Trul Khor.

About My Teachers

Wangdor Rinpoche

Lama Lena Yeshe Kaytup

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Lama Alan Wallace

Tenzin Bob Thurman

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Michele Loew

Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor