I was born in Lisbon, and travelled to Brussels in 1973, at the age of 19, where I first met with Tibetan Buddhism. I did a three years’ retreat in the 80’s in France, under the guidance of Dudjom Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and under the supervision of Pema Wangyal Rinpoche. I was fortunate to have received teachings from many lamas of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
I am student of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and I have been teaching and traveling since 1992. I also served as translator for many teachers, over the years.
Bodhicharya is a non-profit Educational & Cultural Association founded by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche in 1997. Activities include collecting, transcribing, translating, and publishing Buddhist teachings and educational materials, and supporting educational and healthcare projects around the world.
With Rinpoche’s blessing, Bodhicharya Portugal was founded in 2011. I have been in charge since then.
Moments over the years
With Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche - 1976
Translating H.H. The Dalai Lama
With Khenpo Tseten
With H.E. Mindroling Khandro Rinpoche
Checking the effects of meditation
With Taklung Matrul Rinpoche
Giving a TEDx presentation