People in the Foundation

The Foundation was formed in 1999 by the German Diamond Way Buddhist umbrella organization and the first board of directors – Hannah and Lama Ole Nydahl and Caty Hartung. The patron of the Foundation is Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Gergö Porkoláb replaced the deceased Hannah Nydahl in the board of directors in 2007.

Patron and spiritual counsel

17. Karmapa Thaye Dorje
Kalimpong, India
www.karmapa.org
 

Spiritual Counsel

Künzig Shamar Rinpoche
New-Delhi, India
died 2014
Jigme Rinpoche
Dordogne, France
Lopön Tsechu Rinpoche
died 2003
 

Founders

Lama Ole Nydahl
www.lama-ole-nydahl.org
 
Hannah Nydahl
died 2007
 
Catrin Hartung
 

Board of Directors

 
Alfonso Costa
Anna Potyka
 
Julianne Ferenczy
Mira Boboli
Tomek Lehnert
 

Management Board

Dr. Kai Burmeister
Jan Weber
 

Supervisory Board

Elka Ilieva
Bulgaria
Philip Leube
Germany
Markus Kuhn
Switzerland
 
Anja Mangels
Belgium
Sasha Koybagarov
Russia
Martin Farstad Borg
Norway
 
Frank Correa
Venezuela
Eric Gibson
USA
Marek Rosinski
Poland
 
Jakob Sintschnig
Austria
Maxi Kukuvec
Austria
Andrey Khankhabaev
Russia
 
Sax Cammarata
Italy
Reka Mathe
Hungary
Peter Thoma
Germany
 
Helena Ragnarsdottir
Denmark
Manfred Maier
Germany
Wojciech Tracewski
Poland
 
Pavel Fidler
Czech Republic
Sonja Ramm
Switzerland
Alexandra Nydahl
Denmark/Venezuela
 
Peter Gomez
Spain
Patricia Caicedo
USA
Victor Burley
Australia
 
Dafydd Morriss
England
Olga Hazard
Guatemala
Tony Karam
Mexico
 
Anthony Hopson
Hong Kong
Tasso Kallianiots
USA
Don Worthington
New Zealand
 
 
Karma Kagyu Lineage