Tashi Colman (Ph.D, Columbia University) was a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1980’s and since then is a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

He taught political science at universities in the U.S. and Canada for two decades and was a researcher and speech-writer at the United Nations. He spent 15 years building comprehensive measures of wellbeing for Nova Scotia, Canada that included extensive research on education, and was editor-in-chief of Reality Check: The Canadian Review of Wellbeing.

For ten years Tashi lived in Bhutan and worked closely with the government on its holistic progress measures, Educating for Gross National Happiness initiative , a new economic paradigm presented to the United Nations, and other development initiatives.

Tashi has acted as Dzongsar Khyetnse secretary for a number of years and has assisted in the expansion of Siddhartha’s Intent in many ways.

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