Lama Yeshe has been a student of H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche’s since 1990. After meeting Rinpoche in Brazil, she traveled to Rigdzin Ling in California, where she participated in several important retreats and quickly mastered excellent English. She returned to Brazil with Rinpoche in late 1994, serving as a translator to both Rinpoche and Chagdud Khadro. During this time in Brazil she also became a fine performer of the traditional sacred dances of Vajrayana Buddhism.
Ordained in 2002, at Rinpoche’s request she interrupted an extended personal retreat to serve, along with her husband, Lama Rigdzin, as resident lama at Chagdud Dorje Ling in Curitiba, Paraná.