Rimé Kalachakra Team

Rime Kalachakra is a collaborative effort of students, friends, volunteers and sponsors around the United States. We provide the necessary resources, capital, manpower, and knowledge to fund the empowerments and teachings of Kalachakra and Rimé philosophy to support the community of Khentrul Rinpoche’s dharma students and practitioners in the United States. This organization is entirely volunteer based and affiliated with the Dzokden Foundation. We are in process of filing for our 501.3c.  

KHENTRUL RINPOCHE

Spiritual Director
Shar Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö Rinpoche is a renowned Jonang Kalachakra Scholar and buddhist Rimé master. He was originally born in the mountain ranges of the Golok region of Tibet. After taking full ordination, he studied and practiced with more than 25 teachers from all of the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions, earning himself the title of “Rimé Master”. He was later officially recognised as the reincarnation of the great masters Lama Ngawang Chözin Gyatso and Ghetse Khentrul. When he was chosen to be a teacher (khenpo) of the prestigious Tsangwa Monastery in Dzamthang, Rinpoche chose to renounce his position though in favor of dedicating himself to strict practice.

FRANCISCO SANTIAGO

President
Francisco grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He currently lives in Boulder, Colorado where he is an MA candidate to graduate in May 2019 from the Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology program at Naropa University. He is currently an intern at a local Boulder non-profit mental health organization, where he works as a clinical therapist for the adult outpatient population of the area. Francisco has been practicing Tibetan Buddhism since 2012, and has been a student of Khentrul Rinpoché for 3 years.

CHLOE BREGMAN

Treasurer & Secretary
Chloe is Head of Product and Design at Cluster Technologies. She spent 10 years leading product and design teams for tech startups. She is a meditation teacher in training under John Yate’s (Culadasa) and a 500 hr certified yoga asana teacher in the Kaula Tantra tradition. Since 2015, she has served the Rimé Kalachakra Bay Area community. Chloe serves as Treasurer on the Board of the Dzokden Foundation. Chloë is immensely grateful for all of her precious dharma teachers whose compassion and kindness is beyond compare.

BELLE CHANG

Board Member
Belle Chang is actively involved with various buddhist and non profit organizations to assist in fundraising, translations and events management for over 20 years. She has over 30 years experience in sales and marketing (Real Estate, Mortgages, telecommunications) She has worked in three startups and understand the energy required to create momentum in a seed company. She holds a double degree in Psychology and Political Science from UC Berkeley. She also has proprietary experience in many small businesses of her own.  She enjoys being a team player while giving back to her community as well as being a true buddhist practitioner.

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