Do Tulku Rinpoche is the resident lama and Spiritual Director of the Arya Tara’s Net, an online community and center for Buddhist studies in Windeck, Germany. He was recognised at the age of 17 by H.H. Sakya Trichen as the reincarnation of the 5th Raktrul Rinpoche. His reincarnation goes back to the first Raktrul Rinpoche (17th century), a master of the Do Teng Monastery in Tibet.
After his recognition he received an eleven year training in Buddhist philosophy, practice and debate at Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute in Bir, India, from which he graduated with the title of Acharya (Lopon). Since then he has been teaching there as well as in Tibetan schools and guided Monks’ retreats.
Following the instructions of his teacher, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, he now teaches regularly in India, Nepal, Europe and South America. He himself has received teachings from some of the greatest masters of our times: H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trichen, Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Dagchen Rinpoche, Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, and many more.
Rinpoche works as a translator for the 84,000 Project, and as an expert Himalayan scholar for the Khyentse Vision Project and is a lay practitioner.
He lives near his two daughters in Germany where he teaches regularly. He is appreciated for his learned, interactive, humorous and often unconventional way of communicating Buddhist teachings.s