Mila Khyentse Rinpoche, is a French tulku (reincarnation of a realized Tibetan master) who grew up in a French family acquiring a traditional European education with degrees in tibetology, archeology and history. However, being a tulku, he very early decided to dedicate his life to the practice of Buddhism and has received numerous teachings and transmissions from all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
One of the greatest contemporary Dzogchen masters, Tertön Pema Tötrengsel Rinpoche, recognized him as a great bodhisattva and enthroned him as his lineage holder (Gyaltsab). This master also prophesied that Mila Khyentse Rinpoche would develop many activities for the benefit of the world.
In fulfillment of this vision, he has been involved in intercultural and interdisciplinary programs in Europe and Asia. He is developing a center in the French Pyrenees, that will welcome practitioners from all authentic spiritual paths. In Asia, in Tibet, Rinpoche is renovating the stupa-temple that was built by his master. In Bhutan, where he is currently living with his wife, he is developing a new generation retreat center that will be open to everyone (not only Buddhists).