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 and as lineage holder of the Dorje Lingpa Tradition from the 11th Century. Subsequently his recognition certificate was confirmed by H.H. Minling Trichen Rinpoche, and H.H. Penor Rinpoche, receiving both of their seals and signatures.
However, Tulku Khyungdor Rinpoche is primarily practitioner of an even older ancient Buddhist practice path from the time of Padmasambhava. The White Lama has recovered numerous Tibetan and Sanskrit texts over the last 30 years, in order to revive this path. Part of this ancient lineage had survived for centuries in the border region between Kham (East Tibet) and China. Akasha Academy harbours this almost extinct knowledge connected to this path and passes it on to future generations.
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.
Tulku Khyungdor Rinpoche is a certified naturopath and Master of healing arts and 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 30 years.
Born in the West, Tulku Khyungdor Rinpoche instructs people of all backgrounds and nationalities with a non-sectarian attitude to learn this ancient path and medical arts. Focusing mainly on teaching in English, The White Lama is also fluent in Tibetan and German languages.