Ngawang Shedrub Tenpe Gyaltsen Rinpoche is the head lama of Thangme Gompa. Born in Rolwaling in 1958, he spent his early youth studying in Thubten Choling Monastery under the guidance of Kyabje Trulzhig Rinpoche. Under his leadership the Thangme Gompa has been renovated on various occasions. Venerable Jamyang Wangmo (Helly Pelaez Bozzi) was born in Spain in 1945 and trained in law and art. Ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1973, she lives in Nepal. She is the author of The Lawudo Lama: Stories of Reincarnation from the Mount Everest Region (2005) and Dancing in the Clouds: The Mani Rimdu, Dumche and Tsogchen Festivals of the Khumbu Sherpas (2008).