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North American Teaching Tour with Trinlay Rinpoche
"The Spirit of Awakening"





Karma Trinlay Rinpoche, one of the first Westerners to be recognized as a reincarnate master within Tibetan Buddhism, has been teaching on Shantideva’s 8th century spiritual gem The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicaryavatara)at Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers in North America. One of the most famous and best-loved Buddhist texts, The Way of the Bodhisattva is a guide to developing inner qualities such as compassion, generosity, and wisdom.



Program Format

Rinpoche has taught a different aspect of The Way of the Bodhisattva at each center. Public talks have also been held in a number of cities, on basic topics related to meditation and applying the Buddhist worldview in everyday life.

So that participants everywhere can experience the full teachings, videos of each session are available via the web, the "Video Course," and supported by study groups at local centers.


About the Teacher

Born in France to an American mother and French father, at the age of three Trinlay Rinpoche was recognized as the reincarnation of an important teacher by the 16th Karmapa and began his monastic training with Kalu Rinpoche shortly thereafter. He is one of the first Westerners to have received and completed the traditional Tibetan Buddhist education offered to Tulkus, or reincarnate masters. Rinpoche has also pursued Western academic studies in philosophy, history and philology. He currently lives in Paris with his wife and their dog and divides his time between studies, teaching, and translating.

Renowned for his vast knowledge, easy manner, and eloquent, precise style, his unique multicultural background brings a fresh clarity to traditional subjects, making this tour an excellent teaching for people new to Buddhism as well as for those already familiar with the Dharma.