Karma Phuntsho is a Bhutanese Tibetan Buddhist scholar, with a Ph.D., earned from Oxford University. Karma speaks and writes eleven languages, and is the Holder of Esoteric and Definitive Doctrines with Distinction (Lopen title), completing an intense nine year program at the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute. He was also awarded Master of Perfection from the Nyingma Institute, after a six year program in Buddhist and Tibetan Studies.
In 2000-2001 Karma was a Fellow, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University. Karma has written or collaborated in over 70 books, monographs, and publications on “The Perfection of Wisdom”, “Social Stratification and Kinship in Bhutan”, “Buddhism and the Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Bhutan”, “Buddhism as an Act of Happiness”, “Bhutan’s Spiritual Ecology”, “Mind or/ and Brain: Response to Brain Scientists”.
Since 2003, he has worked as a research fellow at Cambridge University and CNRS, Paris. Having authored several books and numerous articles, he speaks and writes extensively on Bhutan’s history, religion and culture. His most recent book Review: History of Bhutan was published in 2013.
He is also an enthusiastic social worker and the founder of the Loden Foundation.