About me

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 Portugal

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