Sue-Sue Luu(Tibetan: Konchog Jimpa Lhamo; Vietnamese: Tâm Bảo Đàn or Diễm Âu)was
born BùiVũ Phương Thảoand migrated to the United States from Vietnam in 1975
at the age of thirteen. She met her root teacher Garchen Rinpoche at the Tibetan
Meditation Center in Maryland in 1999 and has hosted him and other Tibetan lamas
for teachings at her house which dubbed as Garchen Rinpoche’s Drikung Mahayana Center
from 2001 until 2010. Inspired by Garchen Rinpoche’s boundless love and extraordinary
life of suffering and complete transformation, she undertook his Biography Project
in 2003, with Rinpoche’s permission and blessings, to preserve his stories, wisdom
and compassion. May Garchen Rinpoche’s lifestories become an incomparable inspiration!
author has served as a Vietnamese translator to many great masters, including H.H.
the 14th Dalai Lama, H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, H.H. the 17th Karmapa,
H.E. Kyabje Garchen Triptrul Rinpoche and many other teachers from all four lineages
of Tibetan Buddhism. She has translated and published Dharma texts and teachings
into Vietnamese since 2004, and in 2006, founded Viet Nalanda Foundation, aninternational
network for Vietnamese Vajrayana Buddhists.
In 2010, thirty-five years after leaving home without ever returning, she organized
and accompanied Garchen Rinpoche on his first visit to her native Vietnam. She currently
lives in California with her family.
Recently on the 3rd of December, 2011, A Bo Lama called and told the author that
Garchen Rinpoche has chosen a new Dharma name, Konchog Changchup Drolma, to give
Photo: Sy Luu (DMC 2008)
As you are now the reflection of Great Compassionate Tara,
May I, too, one day become the reflection of you...
Oneness of hearts... to purify oceans of realms... benefit oceans of beings...
and act without weariness
throughout oceans of kalpas...
May we never be separate
in this and all
(Aspirational prayer of Author to Garchen Rinpoche)