Buddha Shakyamuni with Arhats (18th c) © Himalayan Art Collection

Tsony

Photo by Gérard Truffandier

A Buddhist monk for over 25 years, Tsony completed two traditional three-year retreats under the guidance of the late great meditation master Gendun Rinpoche. For fifteen years he was the Abbot of Kundreul Ling Monastery in France where hundreds of Westerners have completed traditional three-year retreats.

He has been teaching at Bodhi Path centers since 1999, many of those years under the spiritual guidance of the late 14th Shamarpa. In 2005, he began the transfer of his responsibilities at the Kundreul Ling community in order to concentrate on nurturing the growing Bodhi Path projects in Europe and the US.

In 2007, after choosing to adopt the lifestyle of a lay Dharma teacher, he left the monastic community to be fully available for his new responsibilities. Since then, Tsony has devoted his time to teaching Tibetan Buddhism and meditation practice.

In 2008, Tsony married Wendelin, a teacher and administrator in innovative education, from California.

Since 2009, following the 14th Shamarpa's advice, the couple has been living in the US at the Natural Bridge Bodhi Path center, where Tsony serves as the resident teacher.

Tsony's Website: www.tsony.org