Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche

Our Guiding Teacher

Adzom Gyalse Tulku Rinpoche is a Master of the Old Tradition (Nyingma) of Tibetan or Himalayan Buddhism, born in december of 1980 in a region of central Bhutan, and since he was eight years old, resides mainly at Shechen Monastery - Nepal, working along with his main teachers HH Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche and HE Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche as a guide for the different activities of the Sangha, as well as a teacher in the Philosofical Collage (Shedra) of the monastery

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Our Founding Directors

Carol A. Hoy  Gendun Drolma

Carol began Buddhist meditation in 1976. She has studied and practiced under Theravadin, Sutric, Tantric, Mahamudra and Dzogchen Masters. She has been on pilgrimage led by Lama Tsultrim Allione (1996) and Lopon Anne Carolyn Klein/Rigzin Drolma (2001) to many sacred sites of Buddhism and has visited great teachers in India, Nepal and Tibet.

As a Meditation Instructor at Vajradhatu in Boulder, Colorado and later in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she taught Shamatha-Vipassana and Tonglen under Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1983-90.) She also taught Fine Art classes and co-taught Creative and Expressive Therapies with Arawana Hyashi (dance,) Jerry Granelli (music,) Lee Worley (theater,) and Cynthia Kneen (philosophy) at Naropa Institute.

She had the good fortune and blessing to study and practice with Lama Tsultim Allione and to serve Tibetan Masters who taught at Tara Mandala Retreat Center near Pagosa Springs, Co. (1995-2007.) She led a meditation group in the Albuquerque area for the teachings of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (1996-1999.)

She met Adzom Rinpoche in 1999 and became his formal student. She has been Co-founder and Resident Teacher at his Dzogpa, Copper Mountain Institute in Corrales, NM since 2000. She teaches Green Tara and Chod tantric practices as well as Beginning Meditation and The Sutra of the Heart of Transcendent Knowledge.

She holds an MA in Visual Arts. In her journey as an artist, meditation practice has been foundational to her creative process. The capacity to remove obstruction, to open one’s heart and to discover a fresh state of being are invaluable means to liberate the flow of energy for expression of one’s true self.

She is also an LMT in New Mexico. Her body-work modalities encourage and empower embodied presence. They include Cranio-Sacral, Polarity, Solfeggio Tuning Fork (Soma Energetics) and Aroma Therapies, Shiatsu, Heart-Body Healing and Lymphatic Massage combined with contemplative breathing and movement.

David Paul Boaz  Dechen Wangdu

David is Co-Founding Director and Vice President of Copper Mountain Institute, Inc., a tax exempt Buddhist temple and Buddhist and contemplative studies research institute where he teaches Buddhist studies and mindfulness practice.

He is also founder of the Institute's Mindfulness Prison Project where he teaches Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, Christian and secular mindfulness meditation practice in correctional settings. Here he has established several Buddhist sanghas. He specializes in Psychiatric Services corrections, but also works with General Population.

He has a doctorate in philosophy (Religious Studies), and has lectured in Western philosophy at California State University, and Eastern philosophy at the American Institute of Oriental Medicine. He has studied and practiced with both Eastern and Western meditation masters, and has taught philosophy, meditation and contemplative studies for over forty years. He has been a student of Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen and Mahamudra master Adzom Rinpoche since 1999.

David is also a philosopher of physics and cosmology with a special interest in our emerging Noetic Revolution—the 21st century rapprochement of objective Science and subjective Spirit/spirituality. He is an outspoken critic of Metaphysical Materialism in science and philosophy and has written extensively on the subject.

David is author of the forthcoming book, The Noetic Revolution: Toward an Integral Science of Matter, Mind and Spirit (2018). His other works include, The Collapse of Objective Reality: Quantum Nonlocality and Buddhist Emptiness (2017); Being and Time: Toward a Post-Standard Model Noetic Reality; Consciousness: What is it Really?; Phenomenology of Transcendental Consciousness (unpublished doctoral dissertation); Pictures from Cathedral Peak (a book of poems and photographs); Shoshin (a little book of Haiku); and The Zen of Wine (a mindful introduction to wine). He has authored more than fifty essays and articles. Please visit

Copper Mountain Institute is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt New Mexico corporation, and a registered New Mexico charity.
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