As the reincarnation of a Mahasiddha (Great Achiever), and a third generation disciple of the great Master Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen (one of the leading figures of the Tibetan Non-Sectarian Movement), Akarpa Rinpoche became a Buddhist monk at the age of 4. Over the years, various sacred teachings from Bon Buddhism, Gelugpa, Nyingma and other lineages have been passed down to him, including the pure and complete tradition of the Great Perfection. In addition to these Tibetan traditions, Akarpa Rinpoche has also pursued undergraduate study of Mahayana Buddhism and Zen at China’s most renowned Buddhist College and graduate study of Comparative Religion and Philosophy in Beijing University. Rinpoche is not only a Buddhist scholar, but also a successful practitioner. In 2011, collaborating with US scientists, Akarpa Rinpoche demonstrated a state of sensory neuronal activity that increased 100 times during meditation.