Hannah Nydahl

Hannah Nydahl (1946-2007) was a close student of H.H. the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche, and many other teachers. Together with her husband Lama Ole, she helped to bring the authentic teachings of the Karma Kagyu lineage to the West.

She was the travelling companion, translator, and friend to many high lamas including Shamar Rinpoche, Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Lama Jigme Rinpoche, and others. Hannah passed away on 1st April, 2007, after a six-month fight with cancer. Her life story has been made into an award-winning film, “Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey”.