Pema Khandro

Pema Khandro

Founder and Spiritual Director

Pema Khandro is the founder and director of Ngakpa International and its three projects: the Buddhist Studies Institute, the Yogic Medicine Institute and Dakini Mountain since 1999.

Aruna Rig’dzin Ross

Aruna Rig’dzin Ross

Chief Financial Officer

Aruna Ross is the Chief Financial Officer of Ngakpa International and member of the Board of Directors since 2002. Aruna has been a member of Ngakpa International since its inception and plays a key role in all three projects of Ngakpa International, including the Yogic Medicine Institute, the Buddhist Studies Institute and Dakini Mountain.

Dr. Satya Shiva

Dr. Satya Shiva

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Satya is the Chief Operating Officer of Ngakpa International since 2010 and is a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Satya has been a member of Ngakpa International since its inception and has played a key role in establishing the Yogic Medicine Institute, the Buddhist Studies Institute and Dakini Mountain.

Janak Kimmel

Janak Kimmel

Director of Fundraising

Janak Kimmel has been a member of Ngakpa International since 2004 and has served as Director of Fundraising since 2020.