Since 1999, under the guidance of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Arne has worked as a translator from English to German for masters of all different Buddhist traditions. He was a member of the Dharmasagara Translation Group and has helped translate various sūtras for 84000. He is also a member of the study and education team for Khyentse Foundation’s Milinda teacher training program. The rigorous study of Buddhist philosophy required by the Milinda program offers a solid background to Arne’s skills as a research editor, in providing introductions, outlines, footnotes, and glossaries for translations of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s texts.
Arne has a medical degree from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and worked for many years as a physician. He has directed various Buddhist film projects, such as Heart Advice, and an upcoming documentary on tulkus. He is one of the European instructors appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche for Siddhartha’s Intent Europe, is an archivist of video and audio recordings of many masters, and he has helped to establish several Buddhist centers in Germany, such as the Theksum Tashi Chöling center in Hamburg, the Kamalashila Institute near Cologne, and Buddhism in Berlin. Arne lives in Berlin and plays the piano in his spare time.