The Mandala Mother Sally Sheldrake
In 2023, Rigdzin Shikpo authorised the Mandala Mother, Sally Sheldrake, as the lineage holder of the Longchen Foundation. As such, she is entrusted with furthering the unique lineage of Mahayana Maha Ati as taught by Rigdzin Shikpo. For decades, the Mandala Mother was Rigdzin Shikpo’s close friend and partner, living with him and caring for him until the very day he demonstrated his passing away into parinirvana. The Mandala Mother continues to apply that same care for the teachings and students of the Longchen Foundation as she works to extend this lineage of teachings into the future.