About Samden Ling

Who We Are

Inspired by the remarkable teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsogyal and through the centuries Longchen Rabjam and Jigme Lingpa, Samden Ling is honored to offer excellent teachings and meditations from these renowned masters.

Practices are imbued with the compassionate wish to free all sentient beings from suffering and the causes of suffering.

Wisdom teachings of the Omniscient Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa)
and Awareness Holder, Jigme Lingpa have been handed down generations
in T.bet and now the world. Guidance in the practices of the Longchen Nyingthig Lineage and Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse are presented.

The initial training for Samden Ling, under the umbrella of Dzogchen Nyingthig, begins with the consolidated practices known as Ngndro, consisting of prayers, meditations, visualizations and mantra. Ngndro is what initiates the blessings of the Longchen Nyingthig Lineage to each practitioner.

Samden Ling has the privilege to bring this time-honored lineage to contemporary times.

Dedicated to the Non-Sectarian, Rime’ approach of T.betan Buddhism, Founded in 2000 under the supreme lineage guidance with a culture of respect for all.

Lama Jacqueline is the Spiritual Director and Guiding Teacher for Samden Ling.

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Samden Ling Teachers

Lama Jacqueline Mandell

Lama Jacqueline Mandell is A Founding Teacher of Samden Ling. She was fortunate to have met A.dzom P.aylo Rinpoche in 1996 at Samye Chimpu, Tibet during a pilgrimage following in the footsteps of Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsogyal, Longchen Rabjam and Jigme Lingpa.  Jacqueline began training with Adzom Rinpoche on the very day she met him during Sagadawa, the month honoring the Buddha’s Enlightenment. Prior to that time, she was a student of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche.

On December 25, 2003, while offering teachings on ‘The Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse’ to a large audience, A.dzom Rinpoche formally authorized Jacqueline to teach the Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro.

Previously, in 1971 Jacqueline had traveled to India where she began Buddhist Meditation practice in Bodh Gaya with S.N. Goenka. She  received several notable authorizations to teach the Mindfulness/ Vipassana systems of Buddhism from Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw and Venerable Taungpulu Sayadaw of Burma. She has taught Buddhist Meditation globally since 1976.

Margaret Cormier

Margaret first met Adzom Rinpoche in 1999 during public talks hosted by Lama Jacqueline Mandell.  She knew immediately that she had met her root lama and followed him to Tara Mandala in Colorado to receive Green Tara and Guru Rinpoche empowerments.

She began semtri with him that same year and was authorized to teach in 2003.

Margaret began her Buddhist training in 1979 and has also studied under Chagdud Rinpoche.

Board of Directors

Allyndreth Stead

Ralph Steele

Margaret Cormier

Jeffrey Haloff

Jacqueline Mandell

Dzogchen Nyingthig

Dzogchen Nyingthig is an umbrella for the centers and practice groups established by Adzom Paylo Rinpoche, securing the teachings and transmissions of the Longchen Nyingthig and the Osel Nyingthig.



Adzom Paylo Rinpoche

Adzom Paylo Rinpoche, a highly realized Dzogchen Master, directs students towards the highest levels of realization. Rinpoche is Non-Sectarian (Rime) and holds practice lineages of both Dzogchen and Mahamudra. Adzom Rinpoche is invited to teach in all orders of Tibetan Buddhist Traditions including Bon. He is regarded as an incarnation of Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa as well as Pema Wangyal, son of the great Adzom Drukpa. Rinpoche is recognized as a reincarnation of Vimalamitra, Ngari Panchen, King Trisong Detson and Speech Emanation of Manjushri.

Revealer of ultimate meaning, the inner state of Sutra and Tantra.
Unerring illuminator of the Great Secret, key insights into
Great Completeness, the ground for fortunate students
Gyurme Thubten Gyatso, may your Lotus feet steadfastly remain

Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche

Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche is recognized as the reincarnation of a great meditation master and son of Adzom Drukpa. Beginning at the age of 8, he entered monastic life and studied with revered Dzogchen Masters such as HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

He resides and teaches at Shechen Monastery in Nepal. He began teaching world-wide in 2014. He is a lineage holder for the ancient and expansive Dzogchen teachings of the Longchen Nyingthig. More info about Rinpoche can be found at: http://adzomgyalsetulku.com/en/




Jetsunma Khacho Wangmo

Jetsuma is a highly educated Dharma Master, considered to be an Emanation of Tara.
In a former life, she was Chime Wangmo, a physician and yogini, the daughter of Adzom Drukpa.
In this lifetime Jetsuma has shown great support for nuns in their dharma practice, education and personal health. She gives transmissions and dharma teachings.

Om Swasti! Through all infinite Buddha’s’ truth-power
Revered Tara’s Tulku, Chime Wang
Sublime Sherab Chotso, Tulku’s play,
Lotus feet ever, deeds everywhere.