Lama Pema Tsewang is currently the head resident lama of Thrangu Monastery in Canada, and the chief representative of the Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche in North America. In 1983, Lama Pema became a monk, and in 1989, took full ordination vows of a Gelong Bikkshu commencing rigorous training in the teachings and practices in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In 1993, he entered a three-year retreat at Namo Buddha Retreat Center in Nepal, under the guidance of Thrangu Rinpoche. Lama Pema travelled to Vancouver in 2003 to lead the development of Thrangu Monastery. He travels regularly to give Buddhist Teachings in Cananda, America and other parts of the world. We are delighted to welcome Lama Pema to teach at E-Vam Institute for the first time.