Death Doula Ministerial Program

About the Teacher

Tulku Orgyen P’huntsok Rinpoche

The primary source for the teachings in the ministerial program are being offered by Tulku Orgyen P’huntsok Rinpoche. 

At a young age, Tulku Orgyen was recognized as the reincarnation of a great Dzogchen yogi who had been influential in spreading the Dharma in Tibet, and in Padmasambhava’s sacred Hidden Land of Pemaköd.

Tulku Orgyen spent his early years in retreat in Pemaköd, his birthplace in northeastern India, at his own monastery under the blessings of his first root teacher. Tulku underwent vigorous training in multiple fields of study, all under excellent care of his previous incarnation’s disciples, including his father, Lama Rigzin P’huntsok.

At the age of 15, Tulku Orgyen commenced advanced studies in southern India at Namdroling monastery, the largest Nyingma monastery in India. Here, Tulku Orgyen completed a nine-year-long program of study, obtaining the degree of Khenpo with excellent marks. While studying for his Khenpo degree, he was appointed to a teaching position for the duration of his final three years at the monastery.

Over the course of his nine years of study, he also received empowerments and transmissions from a number of lineage holders and great masters of the Nyingma lineage. Upon completion of advanced studies at Namdroling monastery, Tulku Orgyen returned to his retreat land in Pemaköd, where he engaged in solitary retreat and completed the requisite practices to become a qualified Vajra Master in this lineage.

Since late 1999, Tulku Orgyen has assisted his uncle and teacher, Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche, by giving teachings and leading practices and retreats at Vairotsana Foundation Centers in California and New Mexico, and around the world. In order to gain a western education and perspective, Tulku Orgyen studied and guest lectured at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His main web site is

Willa Keizer

Willa Keizer is Bishop of the Home Temple. She is also a teacher, spiritual counselor, and Vedic astrologer who has been in practice for more than twenty years.

Willa Keizer is Bishop of the Home Temple. She is also a teacher, spiritual counselor, and Vedic astrologer who has been in practice for more than twenty years.

She teaches the ancient sciences of Vitalistic Healing and offers Vedic astrological counseling to help people understand their karmas and remove obstacles in all areas of life.

Willa is the director of the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy, and holds a Doctorate of Divinity from the Home Temple School of Sacred Studies.

She spent 8 years in Indonesia in her young adulthood, practicing and teaching a Buddhist meditative martial art focused on healing. Later, she traveled in Nepal and India to study Vedic astrology and for pilgrimage and spiritual retreat.

She was first introduced to Mahayana Buddhism by her first Guru, who was a Chinese martial arts master in Indonesia, and has been a devotee of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Kwan Yin/Chenrezig, since 1976. She has been practicing Buddhism in the Vajrayana tradition since 2008.

She currently lives and practices in Mount Shasta, CA, and is organizing and facilitating this course based on a deep heart-calling to bring these precious teachings to as many beings as possible.

Small Statuette of Kwan Yin