Susanne Schefczyk studied under Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche from 1980 on, and teaches under his guidance Tibetan language, philosophy, meditation, and body exercises. She was a full-time teacher at the Marpa Institute for Translators in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 1988 through 1997. Within this time she also served for several years as the program coordinator and secretary to the institute. She translated internationally for the Three Elders of the Karma Kagyü Lineage Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Tenga Rinpoche, and Thrangu Rinpoche into English and German languages, as well as for many important Nyingma and Kagyü masters. She taught Tibetan language and philosophy at the Universities of Hamburg and Kiel, at dharma centers, and at hospice trainings. Currently she mainly teaches mathematics at a German school.