Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu Order. He was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters such as the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He took his formal education at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok and Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi, India and has served as Professor of Tibetology in Sikkim for 17 years. His doctoral thesis was on the Ecumenical Movement in Tibet.
Since 1990 he has been traveling and teaching Buddhism and meditation at more than 50 Universities, Institutes and Buddhist Centers in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, and Asia. He also participates in various interfaith dialogues. He has authored several books on Buddhism as well as some children’s books both in Tibetan and European languages.
He founded Bodhicharya (http://bodhicharya.org/), an international organization that coordinates worldwide activities to preserve and transmit Buddhist teachings, and promotes intercultural dialogues and educational & social projects. He also founded Rigul Trust which supports his projects in his birthplace, Rigul, Tibet.
Rinpoche is the Official Representative of the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa for Europe and the Founder of Karmapa Foundation Europe.