Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-1987) Terton, poet, and Vajrayana pioneer in the west, Dudjom Rinpoche was one of the primary teachers of my teachers. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal served His Holiness directly as an attendant and translator for five years. KPSR received most of the transmission of Nyingma kama and the entire terma from Dudjom. HH also gave him all transmissions on the Guhyagarbha, as well as all empowerments, reading transmissions, and oral instructions of the Dudjom Tersar.
Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929-2011), the spiritual wife of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893-1959), was universally acknowledged as one of the foremost female practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism of recent times and was considered to be an emanation of Shelkar Dorje Tso (one of Guru Rinpoche's consorts).