Do Tulku Rinpoche is the resident lama and spiritual guide of Arya Tara’s Net, an online community and center for Buddhist studies and practice in Windeck, Germany. He is our in-house Himalayan scholar and will be providing guidance on difficult translation points to both our trainees and translation team.
Do Tulku Rinpoche was recognized by H.H. Sakya Trichen at the age of 17 as the reincarnation of the 5th Raktrul Rinpoche. His incarnation line goes back to the 1st Raktrul Rinpoche (17th century), a master of the Do Teng Monastery in East Tibet. After his recognition, he received an eleven-year training in Buddhist philosophy, practice, and debate at the Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute in India, from which he graduated with the title of an Acharya (Lopön).
Since then, Rinpoche has been teaching and guiding retreats in India, Nepal, Europe, and South America. He has received teachings, transmissions, and initiations from some of the greatest masters of our time, including H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trizin, Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Dagchen Rinpoche, Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, and many more. Do Tulku Rinpoche also worked as a translator for 84000 and is a lay practitioner. He lives with his family in Germany where he teaches regularly.