We are, indeed, most fortunate that all of our three Root Gurus were among some of the world’s most-renowned, well-recognized and highly-acclaimed Gurus and Masters within the Tibetan and Chinese Buddhist communities in the modern world of the last century. They were, namely:
(1) His Holiness Kyabje Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche, the late Supreme Head of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism;
(2) His Holiness Kyabje Chadral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche, the contemporary Mahasiddha, foremost Dzogchen Master, and peerless Exemplary Elder of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism; and
(3) Ven. Lama Sonam Chokyi Gyaltsen (alias Ven. Guru Lau Yui-che), the late Chinese Spiritual Representative of His Holiness Kyabje Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche in the Far East, as well as the “Chinese Master of Vajrayana Buddhism in the Chinese soil”. ( 「漢地演密教者」This was a very special Title that has been personally bestowed by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche to Ven. Guru Lau in 1959, in order to denote the fact that Ven. Guru Lau was the first and only Chinese Master, over the last five hundred years, who had transmitted the most important teachings of Anuttara-yoga Tantra of Vajrayana Buddhism in the Chinese soil. It was, indeed, a very rare case in point that Ven. Guru Lau was the only Chinese Master who had received such a high acclaim, with great esteem and great honor, from His Holiness Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche ever since).
Our two Vajra Masters Yeshe Thaye and Pema Lhadren have founded the Dudjom Buddhist Association (International) back in 1998, while trying its very best in using the correct methods for the propagation of the authentic and genuine Buddhist teachings in order to benefit many sentient beings!