About Bodhi Path

Shakyamuni Buddha taught the path of wisdom and compassion for all beings. This path leads to the understanding and realization of ultimate reality, or enlightenment. His teachings have been preserved in an unbroken lineage to the Karma Kagyu, one of the major schools of Himalayan Buddhism.

Bodhi Path Centers are founded and directed by the 14th Shamar Rinpoche, who, along with the Gyalwa Karmapa, is the current holder of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Under the spiritual authority of the Karmapa and Shamarpa, Bodhi Path teachers provide instruction in meditation and philosophy, and guidance to learn and practice Buddhism.

If you would like to find a Bodhi Path center near you, please visit our centers pages. Each center provides a range of activities, including lectures, group meditation, and reading groups. You can learn more about our teachers at our teachers pages. For more infomation about Buddhism, you can visit our teachings pages.


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