Our Team

Pema Khandro


Founder of Ngakpa House and Ngakpa International, Pema Khandro is a Buddhist teacher devoted to sustaining and sharing the ancient heritage of Buddhist Yogis from Tibet, known as the Nyingma tradition. Pema Khandro is a teacher ordained … Read More


Satya Shiva

Fundraising and Outreach Director

Director of Ngakpa Intl and Fundraising & Outreach Coordinator for Ngakpa House. Satya Shiva has been working side by side with the Ngakpa House Directors since 2001. She has been the Director of Ngakpa International since 2010,  … Read More

Aruna Rigdzin


Director of Ngakpa Intl and CFO for Ngakpa House. Aruna Rigdzin has been working with the Directors of Ngakpa House since 2000. She is the Director of the Yogic Medicine Institute, and is a gifted Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Counselor … Read More

Marya Stark

Core Team Member

In the space between art and persona there is magic. Artists who work their craft for decades may find it on occasion. Marya Stark lives there. Drawing from influences as diverse as Baroque classical, Broadway, pop and folk, Marya Stark … Read More

Mikyo Wangmo

Core Team Member

Mikyö Wangmo has been involved with Ngakpa International, the umbrella organization of Ngakpa House, since 2004.  She has held numerous roles in the organization over the years, including working at the Yogic Medicine Institute.  She is … Read More