Philippe Cornu began studying Tibetan at the age of 18 and became a Buddhist in 1980. He was one of the first Rigpa students in France and has studied and practised Tibetan Buddhism with Dudjom Rinpoche, Sogyal Rinpoche, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, and other teachers of the Nyingma tradition. Philippe is the author or translator into French of several books on the Nyingma school and Dzogchen. He is a lecturer at the French National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Paris and at the Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels.
He joined Rigpa's new Vision Board in 2019.