The White Lama, Tulku Khyungdor Rinpoche, is the spiritual head of Akasha Academy. He was recognized as Tulku and enthroned as Vajracharya in Bhutan in 2003. Subsequently his recognition certificate was confirmed by H.H. Minling Trichen Rinpoche, and H.H. Penor Rinpoche, receiving both of their seals and signatures.
Tulku Khyungdor Rinpoche is primarily practitioner of an even older ancient Buddhist practice path related to Manjushri. Part of this ancient lineage had survived for centuries in the border region between Kham (East Tibet) and China. The White Lama has recovered numerous Tibetan and Sanskrit texts over the last 40 years, in order to revive this path. Akasha Academy harbours the almost extinct knowledge connected to this path and passes it on to future generations.
As a certified naturopath and master of healing arts, TK Rinpoche has acquired a deep knowledge of alternative medicine and classic Chinese medicine techniques through years of practice. He has a professional background in Western and Eastern holistic medicine and has been practicing and teaching healing arts, meditation and Dharma for over 35 years.
One aspect of TK Rinpoche’s work is to create psychoacoustic sounds for healing purposes. With the Voice of Nature project he transforms his visions, rooted in his spiritual practice, into regenerative electronic sounds.
Born in the West, Tulku Khyungdor Rinpoche instructs people of all backgrounds and nationalities with a non-sectarian attitude to train in this ancient path and the related medical arts. Focusing mainly on teaching in English, The White Lama is also fluent in Tibetan and German languages.
Among the teachers of the The White Lama are most noticeable: late H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, H.E. Tokden Rinpoche (Ladakh), H.E. Jamgon Kongtrul (3rd), Tenga Rinpoche (Karma Kagyu), late Kalu Rinpoche (Kagyu), Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtsho (Karma Kagyu), as well as various Lamas of the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages.