About Bodhi Path
Bodhi Path is an international organization of Buddhist centers founded by the 14th Shamarpa (Shamar Rinpoche). Bodhi Path centers provide authentic teachings presented in a contemporary manner. Bodhi Path teachers provide instruction in Buddhist meditation and philosophy, and offer guidance for practicing Buddhism.
News and Events
Jan-Jun Monthly Video series of Shamar Rinpoche’s last teaching (Renchen-Ulm)
We are pleased to announce this online streamed series of video teachings from the last…
Registration Now Open for June 2024 Annual Program in Natural Bridge, Virginia
Registration is now open for the 2024 Annual Program at https://ezregister.com/events/39258/ Join us! These are…
8 Stupas Project at Virginia Retreat Center
Natural Bridge, VA, USA: Follow progress of the 8 Stupas— In 2023, the Bodhi Path…
Karma Trinlay Rinpoche at California Centers (CA In-Person and Online)
Karma Trinlay Rinpoche will be hosted at these CA centers in January, 2024. Happy new…
A joint statement regarding the reincarnation of Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche
Important news was posted on December 4, 2023. Within this news post, Thaye Dorje, His…
Karmapa’s Tour in Europe 2023
Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa will give teachings across Europe this summer,…
June 2022 – Jigme Rinpoche in Prague
Lama Jigme Rinpoche, a master of Tibetian Buddhism, visited Prague from 17th to 19th June….
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Ways to Participate
Bodhi Path offers a range of activity for engagement.
Bodhi Path centers offer opportunities to learn about, study, and practice meditation and Buddhism. You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend programs; the centers are open to all.
Our teachers complement in-person Bodhi Path programs with online activity, both streamed and recorded, including regularly-scheduled sessions and special courses.
Bodhi Path Centers host a wide assortment of program types, including weekly meditation and reading groups, special seminars with resident and visiting teachers, and retreats.
Bodhi Path offers teachings on meditation, practice and study, that are rooted in historically authentic Dharma and suited to the needs and conditions of modern-day Dharma practitioners.
Instruction Along the Path
Our teachers are a mix of lay and monastic spiritual friends from around the world, who either are in residence at the centers or visit regularly. They have all received extensive training according to traditional Buddhist methods and are available to guide students in learning about Buddhism.
Some of our centers host sacred sites, such as stupas and spaces for meditation practice. For millennia, Buddhists have believed that visiting and interacting with sacred sites are a powerful way to help realize our innate potential for wisdom, compassion, and peace of mind.
“What stands out to me is that Bodhi Path embodies a nice balance of Western language and concepts, making the concepts accessible without oversimplification, or over-dilution.”
For people who are new to Buddhism, these teachings provide a good starting place. As part of your introduction, we recommend consulting a qualified Buddhist teacher.