Bruce Newman has studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism for almost thirty years, primarily in the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions. He spent eleven years in India and Nepal studying under his primary teacher, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. Mr. Newman also completed a four-year retreat at Kagyu Samye Ling in Scotland. For the past ten years he has been practicing and teaching under the guidance of Gyatrul Rinpoche in Ashland, Oregon. He is the author of A Beginner’s Guide to Tibetan Buddhism” and a Ngondro instructor at Orgyen Dorje Den in Alameda, CA, and Tashi Choling Center in Oregon.