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Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche (Apr 12 Online & Apr 23 center visit)

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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One event on April 23, 2023 at 3:00 pm

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Shangpa Rinpoche

Shamatha & Vipasyana Meditation

In Buddhism, the path to awakening is through meditation. Calm-abiding meditation (shamatha / shinay) helps develop mental peace and stability. Insight meditation (vipasyana / lhaktong) helps examine and experience mind’s true nature, free of confusion and veils. Join us for this special live broadcast as Shangpa Rinpoche leads us in an examination of these profound meditation practices.

Date and Time of Part I: ONLINE

Wed., Apr 12, 8pm eastern / 7pm central / 5pm pacific (90 min)

Venue: Zoom (broadcasting live from Indiana)

Hosted by Bodhi Path Chicago for the Bodhi Path Virtual Center.


Sunday, April 23, 3pm eastern / 2pm central / 12pm pacific (90 min)

Venue: Zoom (broadcasting live from Bodhi Path Natural Bridge), as well as in-person attendance at the center

Attend via this Zoom link.

Hosted by Bodhi Path Natural Bridge for the Bodhi Path Virtual Center.

You are invited to attend one or both sessions. Part I is not a prerequisite for attending Part II.

No registration required. Suggested donations:

• Standard: $20 per session
• Sponsor: $40 per session
• Additional teacher offering may also be given.
• No one turned away for lack of funds.

Link for donations / offerings (can include memo).

About The Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche

Born in 1960 near the border between Tibet and Nepal, Rinpoche was recognized at age two as an incarnation of the great yogi, Shangpa Rinpoche, by H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. In 1976, Rinpoche was appointed Abbot of the Jangchub Choeling Monastery in Pokhara, Nepal, and in 1982, the 14th Shamar Rinpoche requested he oversee the Karma Kagyu Buddhist Center of Singapore. An important teacher in the Kagyu lineage, we are honored to have him teach at Bodhi Path. More biographical information of Rinpoche is available at the Bodhi Path website.


BPNB is adhering to the Commonwealth of Virginia State requirements and best practices during the Coronavirus Pandemic, including the below yet not limited to:

  • Please respect and be especially mindful of your meditation “neighbors”
  • Face coverings encouraged yet optional indoors 
  • Individuals with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, are not permitted to participate
  • 6 ft distancing between lily pads, chairs and cushions
  • Hand sanitizer upon arrival (provided)
  • No food or drinks in the Meditation Hall


April 23
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm