News and events for Bodhi Path, Global Community, April 2014
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Upcoming Dates for Spring/Summer Retreats and Programs



April 18-20, 2014: Trinlay Rinpoche, The Six Paramitas
Karma Trinlay Rinpoche will teach a program on the Six Paramitas in Renchen-Ulm, Germany.

June 6-9, 2014: Shamar Rinpoche's Annual Program in Europe
Shamar Rinpoche's annual program in Europe will be held in Germany, hosted by Bodhi Path Renchen-Ulm. Shamar Rinpoche will continue the Lojong teachings from his book The Path to Awakening


June 24-25, 2014: Shamar Rinpoche, 7 points of Mind Training
Shamar Rinpoche's program in Prague, Czech Republic will be on the Seven Points of Mind Training (Lojong), based on his book, The Path to Awakening.


June 14-22, 2014: Creative Mindfulness
Dharma Teachers Tsony and Kunkyab lead this wonderful
retreat exploring mindfulness through calm-abiding meditation,
contemplative walking, and calligraphy

August 2-10, 2014: Bodhi Path Summer Studies Program
Led by Khenpo Tsering Samdup, this Bodhi Path Summer Studies program provides a rare opportunity for in-depth study of Buddhist philosophy.

August 14-17, 2014: Shamar Rinpoche's Annual Bodhi Path Program in the USA
Teaching by Shamar Rinpoche,
annual party and organizational meeting. Details TBA.

August 18-24, 2014: Meditation Retreat with Tsony
Meditation retreat led by Dharma Teacher Tsony.
Sitting and contemplating Shamar Rinpoche's teaching. Details TBA.



April and May: Khenpo Tsering
Khenpo Tsering will be in residence in San Luis Obispo (SLO) for all of April, and teaching at other California Bodhi Path centers as well.

In June and July, Khenpo will then teach at several Bodhi Path centers on the east coast and midwest and will lead the Bodhi Path Summer Studies Program in Natural Bridge in early August.

April 23-27, 2014: Retreat with Dawa
Dawa Tarchin Phillips, resident teacher of the Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Center is leading a retreat on Conscious Life, Death, and Transformation.

June 22-28, 2014: Women's Retreat with Khedrub
Khedrub Zangmo, resident teacher of the Pasadena Bodhi Path Center, is leading a week long intensive practice women's retreat at the Sedgwick Reserve in Santa Inez Valley.


Shangpa Rinpoche in North America

June and July 2014
Plans are moving forward to host Shangpa Rinpoche at several Bodhi Path Centers and Groups. Pasadena, DC metro, Miami, Menlo Park and Chicago are the regional centers on this year's tour. Stay tuned for more details.

Shamar Rinpoche's The Path to Awakening Book Tour a Great Success

Rinpoche met with enthusiastic response throughout many North American cities during this tour. On March 16, the Denver Post listed the book as #1 on its paperback nonfiction best seller list, and has been recommended by sites such as Beliefnet.

In Santa Monica, the Milken Institute event sold out, with 250 participants enjoying Rinpoche's introductory remarks, moderated talk, and Q&A period (you can watch the full length video from Rinpoche's event at the Milken Institute). 

Check out The Path to Awakening facebook page to see pictures and posts from the nationwide tour. 


Karma Trinlay Rinpoche leads the Tricycle online Retreat this April

Rinpoche will be leading 4 online Tricycle retreat sessions, rolled out once a week starting Monday, April 7, on the subject of the 6 paramitas.

This is a complement to Rinpoche's existing online Bodhi Path video series on Shantideva's  Bodhicaryavatara, The Way of the Bodhisattva.

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Editor's Corner

Dear Bodhi Path Friends,

Here in the northeast where I live, winter has been tenacious, and though we've officially passed the spring equinox, temperatures are not warming up. Meanwhile, what is heating up are great plans for teachings and programs in upcoming months at Bodhi Path's many centers.

Check out the website for individual programs and center details.
The dates are set for Shamar Rinpoche's Annual Programs in the USA and Europe.  

The Europe annual program will be June 6-9, 2014.  The USA annual program will be August 14-17, 2014, and will be book-ended by Bodhi Path's summer study program (BPSP), led by Khenpo Tsering. This year's program will mark the completion of the first 4 year cycle.  After Shamar Rinpoche's program in Natural Bridge is Tsony's annual program meditation retreat.

One benefit to having all three programs in a row is to help travelers who may wish to attend more than one program.

The 2014 issue of the PATH magazine is shaping up nicely. We look forward to distributing it at the annual program in Virginia. I hope to see many of you there, or at other Bodhi Path events soon.

Warm wishes
Sharon Gamsby

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