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Samten Trinkar has been practicing in the Shambhala community since 2010, and has lived at Gampo Abbey for four years. She received parma rabjung ordination, the first lifetime commitment, from Karma Lodro Kalsang in 2018.

Karma Lodro Gyendon has lived at Gampo Abbey since 2014. He received parma rabjung ordination from Pema Chodron in 2015, and getsul ordination from Thrangu Rinpoche in 2016.


We both aspire to continue deepening ourselves using the monastic form, a reference point that continually polishes our unique qualities down to their most genuine. We're inspired by what monasticism holds in the modern world, which has been informed by how it has benefited us personally. We aspire that many more will benefit.

Main teachers

Pema Chodron, Shambhala lineage


This is a joint petition for funds to receive getsulma (Samten) and bhikshu (Gyendon) ordinations from Thrangu Rinpoche in Nepal


We will ask Thrangu Rinpoche to offer prayers to those who supported our trip

Cost breakdown

We're petitioning for funds to give as an offering to Thrangu Rinpoche

Funding until

24 October 2019 (Ended)

Amount Requested





Recent donations

  • - Anonymous

  • Always keep in mind monks such as HH Dalai Lama who keeps his vows perfectly, and never forget bodhichitta. Sarwa mangalam! Much love to you.

    - Isaac Wostrel-Rubin


  • Many blessings!!!

    - Fred Strathmann


  • Blessings to you both!

    - Rachel Nixon


  • - Anonymous

  • <3

    - Philippe Jacquart

  • - Anonymous

  • Congratulations 💥🌈💥

    - Bill Bothwell


  • So happy for you!

    - Amy


  • Have a great journey. good to hear about your upcoming trip with our wonderful friend Samten xxoo

    - Elaine Martin


  • - David Stone

  • Good luck guys, I think of all of you so often, and please pass along big hugs to all in your circle at the Abbey! ❤️ Jer

    - Jeremy Pike

  • So very grateful for the opportunity to support you, my dear dharma brother. You are an inspiration to me. I am so very happy to have known you through your amazing journey to full ordination. CONGRATULATIONS!

    - Ellen Kahler


  • - Anonymous

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  • Congratulations!

    - Ann Shaftel

  • Wishing you every blessing.

    - Anonymous

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    - Chase Bauer


  • I love you both so much!! So happy!! REJOICE!

    - K-Tso


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    - meir steinmetz


  • Blessings! (Don't forget to have fun.)

    - Trudy Stern

  • - Judy Vreeland


  • Congratulations to the two of you! Wishing you all blessings - Fondly, Ann

    - Ann Stephenson (Nyinje Garma)


  • So happy for y’all.

    - Ivan Bercholz


  • With love

    - Philippa Jeffery