Official Responses

Rejection Letter from the Dungkar Gonpa Society
Formal letter from the DGS Board and Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche rejecting Tara’s claim to be Domo Geshe Rinpoche.

Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama officially recognized a different individual in 2006, despite the numerous letters Tara and her students sent to him prior to this. You can contact his office at

Rigdzin Community of Namkha Rinpoche
Tara and White Conch claim she is recognized by Namkha Rinpoche. He states that he has never recognized her and does not recognize her now. To confirm this for yourself, contact

Recognized Domo Geshe Rinpoche incarnations

Dungkar Gonpa Society
Includes the official biographies of the previous Domo Geshe Rinpoches
Current incarnation Domo Chocktrul Rinpoche Losang Jigme Ngakgi Wangchuk
Recognized by Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche

Sera Jey Drati Domo Ladang
Current incarnation Dromo Geshe Rinpoche Tenzin Jigmey Lhundup
Recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Tara’s Story

White Conch Biography
We link to the 2003 archived version because it actually lays out the details of her transference story, unlike her current bio page .

Forums exploring Tara’s claim

Lama or Llama? and Scamming Rinpoche?
Beliefnet – with entries from 2003-2006
These are notably the only forums where Tara responded and showed her true colors.

Norbu House & Domo Geshe Rinpoche
DharmaWheel – with entries from 2011-2015

Press coverage as Domo Geshe Rinpoche

What, Me Worry? Chants Are I Will
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal –  October 2006

Domo Geshe Rinpoche to Bless Period Garden Park on Mansion Hill
Isthmus – June 2009

Press coverage as Ani Ngawang Chodön

Spiritual Journey Takes Buddhist Nun Around the World
Saint Paul Pioneer Press –  November 1996

Unsquishing Jewel Heart
Ann Arbor Observer – December 1999

Organizations associated with Tara

White Conch Dharma Center

Lotus Lake Buddhist Center, including Norbu House

Joyful Path Healing Center

Grand Transitions Institute and Hospice

Dungkar Dharma Zentrum