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Background information


Scheduling inquiries

In addition to the formal program described on this page, Rinpoche may be available for a limited number of public talks at universities, museums, etc. on surrounding dates. Contact: programs@bodhipath.org.

2013-14 North American Teaching Tour with Trinlay Rinpoche
"The Spirit of Awakening"




FALL 2013 TOUR CURRENTLY UNDER WAY: Centers include: Calgary, Natural Bridge VA, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City Dharma Group, New York City Rubin Museum (see full schedule).

ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL EVENT: Special Program with Trinlay Rinpoche at the Rubin Museum in New York City, November 1, 2013.


Karma Trinlay Rinpoche, one of the first Westerners to be recognized as a reincarnate master within Tibetan Buddhism, will be teaching on Shantideva’s 8th century spiritual gem The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicaryavatara) throughout 2013 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.


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Program Format

Rinpoche will teach a different aspect of The Way of the Bodhisattva at each center. Public talks will also be 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 will be available via the web 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.