Meet our Team

A Dzokden Community in Austria

Spiritual Director

Shar Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö Rinpoche

Shar Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö Rinpoché spent the first 20 years of his life herding yak and chanting mantras on the plateaus of Tibet. Inspired by the bodhisattvas, he left his family to study in a variety of monasteries under the guidance of over twenty-five masters in all the Tibetan buddhist traditions. Due to his non-sectarian approach, he earned himself the title of Rimé (unbiased) Master identified as the reincarnation of the famous Kalachakra Master Ngawang Chözin Gyatso. Khentrul Rinpoche is considered the 7th emanation of Bodhisattva Akasagarbha.

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.

While at the core of his teachings is the recognition that there is great value in the diversity of all spiritual traditions found in this world; he focuses on the Jonang-Shambhala tradition. The Jonang lineage, thought to be extinct until recently by many Western scholars, he found held the most advanced teachings of Kalachakra (wheel of time) containing profound methods to harmonize our external environment with the inner world of body and enlightened mind.

Since 2014, he has travelled to more than thirty countries guiding students to realize their own sacred truth of limitless potential through a clear, systematic step-by-step presentation of the Kalachakra Path to enlightenment. By teaching people how to cultivate a flexible mind and remove bias, Khentrul Rinpoché aspires to create compassion-based communities, transforming this world into a golden age of global peace and harmony.

Our board and team

The community is incredibly important to us. We want each and every one of you to feel welcomed when you come to practice at Suchandra. 

Sabine Chöying Drolma

Sabine Chöying Drolma

Board President, Practice Session Leader

Viktoria Fischer

Viktoria Fischer

Board Member - Treasurer

Sabine Schweiger

Sabine Schweiger

Board Member - Secretary

Chloe Bregman

Chloe Bregman

Advisor - Dzokden Board, Webmaster

Rafa Lobsang Dorje

Rafa Lobsang Dorje

Program Coordinator, Kalachakra-Ngöndro Teacher, Retreat Leader, Translations

Kati Varadi

Kati Varadi

Artistic Painting, Translations, Operational Team

Daniele De Val

Daniele De Val

Bookkeeping auditor, text and live translations

DALINA GEORGESCU

DALINA GEORGESCU

Bookkeeping auditor, text translation

Our ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

We are guided by a diverse European community to create a culturally inclusive retreat center reflective of Europe.

Represented countries include Austria, Italy, Hungary, and Romania.