1. Kim Rinpoche, Founder and Head Teacher
2. Lama Karl, Junior Teacher
3. Lama Tiina, Junior Teacher
In Pemako, junior teachers who have less than a decade of active teaching experience, are called with the title ”lama”. Senior teachers, who have taught for a decade or more are adressed with the title ”rinpoche”.
1. Dudjom Vajra Rinpoche
I started practicing prayer and meditation on my own when I was 3-4 years old, without anyone teaching me. When I was 7 years old, in 1986, I received my first meditation instructions from my judo teacher. I practiced judo and meditation 6-7 times a week for 6 years. These experiences in early childhood set the direction for the rest of my life.
As a teenager I trained in music and joined guided meditations every now and then. After I ended my music career, I took up zen buddhist meditation. From the first day of practice, I started sitting 8 hours or more every day. I kept this routine for 8½ years, until 2011 and stopped the day I had my first awakening. I did training with notable zen teachers, such as Terayama Tanchu Sensei and Shodo Harada Roshi, but also learned tantric practices from various teachers and became a teacher in Shaiva Tantra, under Sivakami Om Anandi. Learning healing and zen art also has an important place in my life.
I have had mystical experiences since I was a child. I grew up with them so I don't consider them anything special. To me they are a natural part of my life.
I have been a full time dharma teacher since 2008.
I am also a father of two children.
Pemako head teacher and founder has been a member of Association of Professional Spiritual Teachers since 2018.
2. Lama Karl
I am a yogi who has been fortunate enough to find the authentic dharma in this life.
Born in 1989, I grew up in a costal town in Northern Norway. In my early teens I discovered alcohol and by the age of 18 I was already drinking heavily, eventually getting into to other drugs as well. It was all fun and games until a psychedelic trip in my early twenties left my ego and world view broken and bruised.
As a result of this I started studying philosophy and practicing yoga and meditation. I spent the following years exploring several traditions; Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Daoist and Buddhist, while at the same time suffering from alternating periods of depression and mania. After finishing my university studies, my existential suffering led me to spontaneously uproot and hitchhike alone around Europe for three months during which I experienced a mental-emotional break down.
Despite having already had several glimpses of pure awareness, as well as visitations from various non-physical mahasiddhas, it was in the aftermath of this breakdown, while staying in isolation on a farm in Germany that I truly saw the importance of consistent spiritual practice. Thus I went back home and deepened my efforts on my own until I finally found my heart teacher Kim Rinpoche and my root guru Guru Rinpoche, with whom I have studied extensively with ever since.
I am here to share with others what has been given to me.
3. Lama Tiina
I am a female entrepreneur from Helsinki Finland. I came up with a sudden interest towards spirituality in 2015, which made me interested in buddhist dharma. I started looking for answers to people's suffering, including my own.
I woke up with Two Part-Formula in January 2017 and started practicing Pemako Buddhism regularly. Pretty quickly I started to get experiences of a very pure state of mind, or the natural state, as it is commonly known. I reached the opening of 11th bhumi in July 2019. These experiences have helped me with processing my past traumas and fears but also helped me to open up to life. Now, I feel freer in my own personality and I'm willing to help others to experience the true nature of human beings.
Since my spiritual awakening I started slowing down my hectic work schedule and creating more space for mental well-being. I became a Meditation- and Relaxation Instructor in 2019 and will graduate as a Master Mindfulness Instructor late 2020. I still practice my profession and teach in the side. Spiritual practises have greatly opened my creativity and I am deeply grateful to have found Pemako-teachings that give my life a profound meaning.