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About Repa Dorje Odzer…

Repa Dorje Odzer (Justin von Bujdoss) was the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of New York Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center, the North American Dharma Center of His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche. The dharma center was open for five years from 2012 to 2017. In 2011 Dorje Odzer was empowered and ordained as a Repa by H.E. Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche at his seat monastery Palchen Chosling in Ralang, Sikkim. More of his recent dharma teaching and writing can be seen at his personal website:

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  1. Karma Jampa Palmo
    May 22 2011

    I found this website/blog today and have been lost in it for HOURS. This is just wonderful. May all beings benefit and thank you for this beautiful gift. The illustrations alone inspire me to practice more diligently, having received this precious human life.

    You are doing a great job! WOW!

    Karmapa Chenno!

  2. Karma Jampa Palmo
    May 22 2011

    Who is with you in the photo? He looks so very familiar to me – I mean VERY familiar. At first I thought it was HHK16, but that’s not possible. Amazing.

    • Tenzin
      May 31 2011

      The lama is Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche

      • Indeed it is His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche. May his life be long, and activities vast!

  3. Jul 21 2011

    Great blog! Like discovering treasure hidden nearby! Thank you for sharing. I will be back for deeper exploration.

    • Aug 17 2012

      yes sir. I am agree with you.

  4. Rishi Jindal
    Aug 5 2011

    I just came across your blog, maybe thru karmis connections, Ani Dechen was a very dear friends and to read her name and see her pic of her room brings tears to my eyes …. She indeed was in a way instrumental to bring me on the path …. Very nive nice to read your blog dear friend…

    • Thank you Rishi- that means a lot. I have fond memories of watching your film- she was a great force for His Holiness Karmapa. I happen to be in Sikkim right now, continuing on the path that she illuminated. Be well, and be in touch.


  5. sachara
    May 3 2012

    I find your blog very interesting. I like the way you write in spontaneous way, meditative within the language. Practice in Buddhism is always more than reciting the Mantra. It is a way how we come face to face with our own emotion, not calm and balanced affect but difficult and uncomfortable feeling about our self. Bless your study with HE Gyaltsab Rinpoche.

    Karma Choedon

  6. May 8 2012


    I would like to simply thank you for your blog website, it is so rich in dedication and understanding. I’m a young practitioner of the Dudjom Tersar, and on returning to Australia after visiting my teachers, I have been asked by my university to look into options for Buddhist Chaplaincy. I’m am very much inspired by all your writings, and loved your article on chaplaincy,

    sarwa manglam,


  7. musa
    Aug 17 2012

    sir, I wish to copy the “Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam that was held at the Brooklyn Museum of Art from June to September of 2009”, painting, which shows the yogi Buddhist person and sufis in my research work. Can i print the painting in my reserch work in South Asian sufi History. Please give me the details. Thanking you.

  8. Sep 10 2012

    Were you just ordained as a Repa by H.E. Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche while in Sikkim awaiting the transmission/emowerments of the Kagyu Ngak Dzod?

    • Sep 10 2012

      Dear Tsering Jinpa,

      His Eminence granted the Repa ordination/empowerment last August.

      Will you be attending the Kagyu Ngak Dzod?


      Dorje Odzer

      • Daniel Dorje
        Sep 10 2012

        Hello! May I ask what a Repa is?

      • Oct 5 2013

        A Repa is a practitioner of Tummo wearing only white cotton clothes being able to keep him-/herself warm enough without wool clothes usually necessary in the cold Himalayan regions like the most famous Repa Mila-repa!

      • Oct 9 2013

        Indeed. If I am anything, I am less than the shadow of the fortunate fly that lands on Milarepa.

  9. Kunzang Dorje
    Oct 11 2013

    I like your blog very much and am very happy that there are some people (you along with Lama Norbu Repa from France) who uphold the lay yogi repa lineage of Kagyu, it would be very worthwhile to revive this style of practice which is a Kagyu conterpart to Nyingma ngagpas here in the West and also in the East. All the best with you great blog, practice and dharma activity.

    ngagpa Kunzang

    • Oct 11 2013

      Thank you Ngakpa! I very much appreciate your kind words. I met Lama Norbu Repa in Sikkim last year when His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche was conferring the Kagyu Ngak Dzod. We sat next to one another for most of the empowerments. The ngakpa/repa path is wonderful; it offers the opportunity to bring everything to the path.

      Warm regards, Repa Dorje Odzer

  10. andrea b.
    Nov 23 2013

    Dear Repa Dorje Odzer,
    not being a buddhist, I was looking for information about chöd. Reading several of your entries I got to know some of its meaning. But the most important thing for me was the way you can write about the preciousness of contact with a human being. Having a great resistance against dogmatic teachings of compassion, love, oneness, I tasted a fine substance unknown to me.
    Kind regards and thank you, Andrea B., Netherlands


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