Diane Berger began practicing Tibetan Buddhism in 1989, receiving teachings and empowerments from many of the great lamas of our time, including HH Dilgo Khyentse, Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Thinley Norbu, Sogyal Rinpoche, and others. In 1997 Diane brought Dza Kilung Rinpoche from Asia to the west, where they began the Kilung Foundation and Pema Kilaya sangha in Seattle. After 15 years working closely and studying with Kilung Rinpoche, she embarked on traditional solo retreat, completing four and a half years. Now residing in her native Pacific Northwest, she teaches meditation and Buddhism.