Center Events


We invite you to upcoming special programs hosted by both the Martha’s Vineyard center plus offerings from the wider Bodhi Path network.

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Welcome to Our Center

We hold regular weekly meditation sessions in-person or online. Dharma books are available to purchase at the center. Recordings of past teachings are available by request through our center email.

Karma Trinlay Rinpoche

Trinlay Rinpoche is very active throughout the global Bodhi Path network, with in-person and on-line teachings and retreats. Check the Bodhi Path Events Calendar for Rinpoche’s program schedule.

Dharma Teacher Khaydroup Zangmo

Dharma Discourse

Bodhi Path teacher Khaydroup leads Dharma Discourse, a weekly online discussion group. The group is discussing Jigme Rinpoche’s “Handbook of Ordinary Heroes”, and meets on Saturday mornings.

Lama Yeshe Drolma

Lama Yeshe shared her wisdom and experience over many summers at Bodhi Path Martha’s Vineyard. These teachings were filmed and we have this wonderful resource to share through our local access TV station.

About the Center

Shamar Rinpoche founded the Martha’s Vineyard Bodhi Path Buddhist Center in 1999. We are located in West Tisbury, Massachusetts on a secluded wooded property that offers a peaceful, serene environment. Our meditation hall provides a warm and comfortable space for Dharma activity, which includes our three weekly hour-long meditation sessions. We welcome experienced practitioners, total beginners and everyone in-between.

Many students have come to learn and practice in our friendly, non-sectarian environment focused on Buddhist teachings, taught by authentic Dharma teachers and Rinpoches throughout the year. Click on Teachers on the website to “meet” our Bodhi Path teachers.

We have great respect and appreciation for Lama Yeshe Drolma, who was our resident teacher for the past two decades, and who shared her warmth, wisdom and meditation experience with the Vineyard community so generously.

Scroll down to see our Center Events weekly schedule of in-person and zoom teachings, special zoom guest teachings, and network-wide scheduled teachings. All are welcome.

Bodhi Path Buddhist Center

21 Laurand Drive

West Tisbury, MA


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Volunteer Your Time

This is OUR center and we are all volunteers. We need and welcome your participation with tasks such as helping with our meditation sessions both in-person and on zoom, bringing flowers, keeping the meditation hall clean, and checking bathroom cleanliness. Please consider getting involved.

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Directions to the Center

Take the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road to the roundabout which is located at a central point on the island.

From the roundabout intersection, take Barnes Road for 2.4 miles towards the airport.

Turn right onto the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road.