Ella Milligan

Ella Milligan was born just outside of Chicago to students of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. In 1988 her family immigrated to Nova Scotia to be closer to the growing sangha. Her first encounter with practice was at the age of eleven when her father tricked her into participating in a meditation retreat. Although she never met Trungpa Rinpoche she feels that her practice has always been deeply rooted in his teachings, and feels very lucky that her “job” now is with the continuing effort to transcribe all his talks.

Since 1998 Ella has studied under Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. She loves dathun practice and has been a meditation instructor with the annual dathun in India for the last three years. Most of the last twenty years have been nomadic but she is currently very happy to be living in Nova Scotia.