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.


The Steps of Meditation - Calm and Discernment

Khenpo Chodrak Rinpoche


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Monday, July 5 – Friday, July 23


Khenpo Chödrak Tenphel Rinpoche. Born in 1950 in the Kham Province of Eastern Tibet, he began his studies at nine years of age at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India with the 16th Karmapa. After the traditional cycle of twelve years of philosophical study, the Karmapa conferred the title of Khenpo (scholar) upon him. Following this, Khenpo Chödrak studied the Buddhist tantras for six years.

Then he became director of Rumtek’s Nalanda Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies as well as that of KIBI (Karmapa International Buddhist Institute) in Delhi. He is currently one of the principal teachers of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa.

The Steps of Meditation Calm and Discernment

The practice of mental calm allows the mind to be aware, present to itself, in a state of non-distraction; that of profound vision allows one to clearly discern the nature of phenomena. This is how the Buddha presents meditation practice.

A variety of progressive teachings explain the purpose of meditation and its benefits, the different methods and ways to apply them. Meditating relies on knowing these instructions well and contemplating them in order to acquire a profound understanding. The certainty obtained allows for the application of these methods; combined with study and reflection, meditation becomes a progressive path. One can thus cultivate calm and clarity of mind.

Khenpo Rinpoche will explain the conditions necessary to unite in order to train in fruitful practice. He bases his teaching on the first two sections of the eighth volume of The Treasury of Knowledge, the great encyclopedia of Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thaye (1812–1900 C.E.).

You can ask questions about teaching by emailing them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Khenpo Rinpoche will answer selected questions in a weekly question-and-answer session.

Course organization
• From July 5 to 23, every week from Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• The weekly question-and-answer session will be broadcast on Fridays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
• Saturdays and Sundays are break days.


The teaching, given in Tibetan and translated into English, will be available on Karma Samphel Ling’s YouTube channel. A simultaneous translation into French will be availa-ble of Dhagpo Kagyu Ling’s YouTube channel along with Spanish and German transla-tions.

Following the livestream, the teaching sessions will remain available on their respective YouTube channels.


In general, when we physically attend this type of teaching, we take part in course fees that cover the expenses the center incurs to make Dharma transmission possible.
In light of the current circumstances and the transmission via Youtube intended for the greatest number of people possible, these teachings will be open-access and free of charge.

Logo de Knowledge RisingIn order to expand this generosity further—according to Khenpo Chodrak Rinpoche’s wishes—you may make a donation to the French humanitarian association Knowledge Rising, which is active in Nepal at Sharminub, Shamar Rinpoche’s large humanitarian, educational monastic center. 

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