Lama Mariangela is an authorized meditation teacher, a traditionally trained lama of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Feeling a strong bond with the 17th Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje and the 14th Shamapa and wishing to support the authentic spiritual wealth of the Kagyu lineage, she has been the resident lama and dharma teacher of the Karma Drubgyu Chokhor Ling-Bodhi Path Center in Athens-Greece for the past 20 years, while periodically she also travels and teaches the Dharma in other countries as well.
She has studied and meditated the Dharma since 1981, and having been in one of the first groups who successfully completed the traditional three and a half year retreats in the West (1986-1990 in Halsheid-Germany), that was under the spiritual guidance of the great meditation Master Lama Gendun Rinpoche, she received the title lama and was instructed to go and spread the teachings also to others but especially in Greece.
Being a lay teacher and mother of a son, she became the first female Greek lama as well as one of the first lay lamas in the West.
She has received many transmissions and teachings from many highly renowned teachers and has also done several shorter retreats in order to deepen her understanding of Dharma practice.
She’s of Italian-Greek origin, was born in Italy and raised in Germany and has periodically lived in several other countries but mostly in Greece. Lama Mariangela is also a musician-songwriter and singer and speaks fluently five languages German, English, Italian, Greek and French.
The way she teaches is direct, warm and compassionate, while at the same time easily understood by all. She has a way to inspire and guide students to practice the Dharma in a stable, authentic but also contemporary manner.