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Christoph Schönherr

Kalapa Envoy to Europe

Christoph is the Kalapa Envoy to Europe, appointed to this position by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2012, after serving for two years as one of the Sakyong's travelling kusung and, for one year, the Kusung Arm Commander of the Dorje Kasung. Before that, Christoph worked for two and a half years at Dechen Chöling, in the position of Operations Manager. He has been a member of the Shambhala community since 1998.

He holds a diploma in physics from the University of Heidelberg. He conducted specialist research into climate change, part of which was used in the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is an avid runner and photographer.

His Refuge Name is Liberation Sword.

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