Tomek Lehnert

Author of Rogues in Robes

Tomek Lehnert was born on August 15, 1956 in Gdansk, Poland. He studied Civil Engineering at the Polytechnics of Gdansk and English literature at the University of Poznan, Poland. He was active in the students' Solidarity movement in Poland in the early eighties. In 1983 he became a practitioner of Buddhism. He left Poland in 1985 and during the next three years co-ran the Karma Kagyu Buddhist center in Copenhagen, Denmark. He traveled extensively in Nepal, India, Bhutan, Burma, and Tibet, receiving initiations and teachings from high Kagyu and Nyingma lamas. He translated at Buddhist lectures into Polish and Spanish for more than ten years. He has contributed to the Buddhist magazines Kagyu Life in Germany and Diamentowa Droga in Poland. Since 1989 he has been involved in setting up Karma Kagyu centers in the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, and Russia as well as Western and Eastern Europe.

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