17th Gyalwa Karmapa"Buddhism is a way of life through which we develop the qualities of our mind.
This way of life is very unusual, as it is a means to attain happiness without harming others.


Homage to Gendun Rinpoche (1918–1997) Thus I Heard

Homage to Gendun Rinpoche
Thus I Heard



October 31, 1997 Gendun Rinpoche's parinirvana took place. Twenty years have now passed since he left us after devoting the last part of his life to transmitting Buddhism in France and in Europe. A greatly accomplished practitioner sent by the Gyalwa Karmapa, he allowed thousands of Westerners to commit to and practice the Buddha's path. This year, we will celebrate the memory of this exceptional being with several events.

Saturday, April 28–Monday, April 30

Thus I Heard

Gendun Rinpoche was known for the wealth of his oral instructions based on the Mahamudra tradition. In particular, during his last years of teaching, he came back to essential ideas of the path: the motivation of enlightenment with the development of compassion, the mind's functioning in both its confused dimension and its enlightened qualities, progressive meditation from pacifying  agitation to recognizing the nature of mind, and, lastly, the relationship to a spiritual master. Lama Tsony shares these instructions along with his experiences from twenty years of life with Gendun Rinpoche; it's a way for those who did not know him while he was with us to meet this great Tibetan master.


: Lama Tsony



   Lama Tsony was a monk for twenty-five years and, after having accomplished two traditional three-year retreats under Gendun Rinpoche's direction, he served as abbot of Kundreul Ling Monastery (Le Bost, Auvergne) for fifteen years. Once more a layperson since 2007, he has dedicated himself to the Bodhi Path project—centers in Europe and the United States under the spiritual direction of Shamar Rinpoche. He was one of Gendun Rinpoche's translators.

Course Fee: 15 €/day

Homage to Gendun Rinpoche


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