Lopön Tsechu Rinpoche
A key figure for Buddhism in Nepal, Lopön Tsechu Rinpoche (1918-2003) had an extraordinary influence in the West. He was the very first Buddhist teacher of Hannah and Lama Ole Nydahl in Nepal in 1968.
Starting in the 1970s, at their invitation, he frequently travelled to the West. Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche oversaw construction of stupas in the West and gave many teachings and initiations to western practitioners.