Hun Lye recognized as Vajra Master in Drikung Kagyü lineage
Dr. Hun Y. Lye, founder of Urban Dharma in Asheville, North Carolina, has been given the title and position of Dorjé Lopön (Vajra Master) by His Holiness Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang Rinpoché, the leader of the Drikung Kagyü lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
This is the first time a lay teacher in the West has been given the title of Vajra Master. His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgön gave Lye this title in recognition of his extensive studies and years of practice of Buddhism. Furthermore, this title formalizes his responsibility for passing on Drikung Kagyü teachings and transmissions that he has properly received and practiced.
Lye has also worked as a professor of Buddhist studies. Read more about Lye and about Urban Dharma at Urban Dharma’s website.