Lama Choyang met Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche in 1991. She spent many years in retreat at Rigdzin Ling. She has long guided and supported dharma students as a senior practitioner, and she was ordained by Lama Drimed Norbu in 2009. She served for more than two years as lama-in-residence at Rigdzin Ling. Harvard educated and very articulate, Lama Choyang is known for her warmth and her joy in teaching. In 2010 she lead inspiring Ngondro retreat at Rigdzin Ling, complete with Guru Rinpoche and Vajrasattva empowerments.