Jean-Luc Achard is a tibetologist, researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France), as well as the editor and publisher of the Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines, a free online academic journal of Tibetan Studies. He has been studying Buddhism for 35 years and has specialized in the study and practice of the teachings of Dzogchen (Great Perfection). In particular, he has studied with Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche for several years and translated numerous Bönpo texts of Dzogchen for the retreats of Yongdzin Rinpoche. He is currently engaged in the translations and commentaries of sevearal key works of Dzogchen belonging to the Bön and Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He lives in Courdimanche-sur-Essonne, a small village in France.