His eminence 7th Nyedo Gyatso Rinpoche was born in 1966 in Kham region Dege, Tibet accompanied by many miraculous signs at birth. Since young, he has exhibited the noble characters of a sage. He is very intelligent and compassionate towards the weak. Rinpoche was recognized by His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche as the reincarnation of the 6th Changsou Gyatso Rinpoche and was invited back to his Nyedo monastery for enthronement. He undertook the responsibility of reconstruction of the monastery and helping the local people. At age 37, Rinpoche went for pilgrimage to India and other holy sites. Rinpoche has received many rare and precious lineage transmissions and instructions from His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama, His Holiness 17th Karmapa, and His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche.
Khenpo Gyurmé ordained as a monk at Tergar Monastery at a young age. There he studied the rituals, prayers, and other traditional practices of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Following his training at Tergar Monastery, he enrolled in the monastic college of Sherab Ling Monastery, the seat of Tai Situ Rinpoche. After completing his education, he taught for three additional years and received the title of Khenpo (roughly equivalent to a PhD). Khenpo Gyurmé has also studied meditation extensively with Tai Situ Rinpoche and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.
Khenpo Kunga became a monk at a young age and began his education at Tergar monastery, where he studied the rituals, prayers, and other traditional practices of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. At fifteen, he entered an extended meditation retreat and spent three years mastering the profound contemplative practices of the Kagyü lineage. Following this period of intense meditation practice, he entered the renowned Dzongsar monastic college near Dharamsala in Northwest India. After studying there for eleven years and receiving his Khenpo degree (roughly equivalent to a PhD), he taught at Dzongsar college for three additional years. Khenpo Kunga’s primary teacher is Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, though he has studied with many other revered masters as well. In recent years, Khenpo Kunga has taught in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States as one of the main teachers for the worldwide network of Tergar monasteries, meditation centers, and meditation groups.
Richard Davidson is professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as well as founder and chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center. In 2000, Davidson received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, for lifetime achievement from the American Psychological Association. In 2006, Time magazine named Dr. Davidson one of the world's top 100 most influential people.