People in the Foundation

The Foundation was formed in 1999 by the German Diamond Way Buddhist umbrella organization and their main Founding Members Hannah and Lama Ole Nydahl. 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.

Patron and spiritual counsel

17. Karmapa Thaye Dorje

Kalimpong, India
www.karmapa.org

Spiritual Counsel

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

Main Founding Members and Founders of the Diamond Way Buddhism of the Karma Kagyu Lineage

Lama Ole Nydahl
www.lama-ole-nydahl.org
 
Hannah Nydahl
passed away 2007
 
 

Board of Directors

Lama Ole Nydahl
www.lama-ole-nydahl.org
 
Alfonso Costa
Anna Potyka
 
Julianne Ferenczy
Mira Boboli
Peter Jevos
 
Sax Cammarata
Tomek Lehnert
passed away 2019
 

Management Board

Dr. Kai Burmeister
Jan Weber
 

Supervisory Board

Elka Ilieva
Bulgaria
Philip Leube
Germany
Markus Kuhn
Switzerland
 
Anja Mangels
Belgium
Sasha Koybagarov
Russia
Christos Maglousidis
Greece
 
Frank Correa
Venezuela
Eric Gibson
USA
Marek Rosinski
Poland
 
Jakob Sintschnig
Austria
Maxi Kukuvec
Austria
Andrey Khankhabaev
Russia
 
Reka Mathe
Hungary
Peter Thoma
Germany
Helena Ragnarsdottir
Denmark
 
Manfred Maier
Germany
Wojciech Tracewski
Poland
Pavel Fidler
Czech Republic
 
Sonja Ramm
Switzerland
Juan Franco
Colombia
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