Bodhi Path Teachers


Born in Pennsylvania, Pamela Gayle White went to McGill University in Montreal, then settled in France after completing a degree in horticulture there. A Buddhist practitioner since the mid-1980s, Pamela spent several years working in parks and gardens before meeting—and being swept away by—the great meditation master Gendun Rinpoche. She did two three-year retreats under Gendun Rinpoche’s guidance at Dhagpo Kundreul Ling in Auvergne, France, in the 1990s.

After retreat, Pamela began teaching Buddhist meditation and philosophy in Europe and the Americas. She was active as a translator/interpreter for several Tibetan masters, notably Shamar Rinpoche with whom she translated practice texts and commentaries, and Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche.

In recent years, Pamela returned to the US and trained as an interfaith health care chaplain in Pennsylvania and Virginia. She currently works as the spiritual counselor for a hospice in central Virginia and teaches within the Bodhi Path network and greater community. Pamela also enjoys writing and is a contributing editor at Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.

Pamela White