(a.k.a. James Dougherty) has been leading meditation retreats and teaching
Dharma internationally since 1975, as directed by Lama
Thubten Yeshe, and has become one of the senior most Western teachers
of the Foundation for the Preservation
of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a network of teaching centers founded
by Lama Thubten Yeshe.
has studied extensively following the traditional curriculum of Geshe
(Ph.D. level) Studies, and has studied with many of the most important
teachers of the four major Orders of Tibetan Buddhism. He is widely regarded
as a bridge between Tibetan Buddhism and Western culture, and has been
in the vanguard of that tradition's movement and spread around the world.