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Our Teachers


Venerable Lama Lobsang Tendar

Spiritual Director

Lama Tendar established the Medicine Buddha Tantrayana Meditation Center in Frankston South in 2011.  He also travels across Australia teaching Dharma, sacred arts, chanting, and performing sacred rituals, blessings and empowerments.  Lama Tendar is well known for his big smile, sense of humour, immeasurable kindness and generosity. He invites and welcomes everyone to visit the centre in person or online.


Tsadong Rinpoche Ngawang Tenzin

Senior Guest Teacher

Rinpoche was born in Kham in eastern Tibet near Tsadong Monastery. He was formally recognised as Tsadong Rinpoche in 1982 and officially authenticated and ordained by His Holiness Dalai Lama in 1992. As one of the outstanding students of Gelug monasteries, Rinpoche took the Lharampa exam in 1999 and finished in second place. After many years teaching in Taiwan and neighboring regions Rinpoche relocated to Australia in 2015.  We are very honoured to be able to offer and receive teachings from Rinpoche at the Medicine Buddha Centre.

Ani Sonam 

Resident Spiritual Teacher

Ani Sonam is a Danish Australian Buddhist Nun. She has been a practicing Buddhist since 2000 and received ordination in 2011 from Samdhong Rinpoche and Lama Tendar, and again in 2017 from His Holiness Dalai Lama.  In addition she has been a student of Tsadong Rinpoche since 2015 and has been blessed to have received extensive teachings from all of these precious teachers.


Ani Dechen

Spiritual Teacher

Ani Dechen Is a Buddhist Nun at the Medicine Buddha Tantrayana Meditation Centre.

She has been a student of Lama Tendar since 2007 and also a student of Rinpoche since 2015.

She is grateful to the teachings and trainings she has received from all her teachers and endeavours to practice Dharma diligently in the right manner so as to be able to help all sentient beings attain full enlightenment.

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