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A Path of Practice

Bodhi Path offers a path for meditation practice and study that is rooted in authentic Dharma teachings and is suited to the needs and conditions of modern-day Dharma practitioners.

“A primary benefit experienced by the practitioner of meditation is the immediate improvement in the conditions of daily life. The practice of meditation leads to a mind that is more peaceful, more tranquil, and more at ease.”

–14th Shamarpa, Founder of Bodhi Path

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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.

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Ways to Participate

Bodhi Path offers a range of activity for engagement.

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Visit A Center

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.

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Online Learning

Our teachers complement in-person Bodhi Path programs with online activity, both streamed and recorded, including regularly-scheduled sessions and special courses.

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Variety of Programs

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.

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Explore Teachings

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.

Dedicated Teachers

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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.

Inspiring Projects

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Sacred Sites

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.”

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Bodhi Path Practitioner

Introductory Teachings

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.