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Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche
Monday January 04, 2010
07:00 PM

Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche will be speaking on the Buddha’s “Wheel of Life” next Monday, January 4, at 7 pm at the Bodhi Path Buddhist Center located at 30 West Mission, #7.

Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche is unusual in that he is a Western Buddhist Incarnate. Bodhi Path Buddhist Center Santa Barbara is pleased to be able to make him available to the Santa Barbara community.

One of World’s First Western Buddhist Incarnates to Give Talk in Santa Barbara

Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche speaks on "The Wheel of Life - A Concise Overview of the Interdependence of All Things"

Presented by Bodhi Path Buddhist Center Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA, December 20, 2009 – Born in Switzerland to French and American parents, Trinlay Tulku ("Incarnate") Rinpoche ("Precious One") was recognized as the reincarnation of an important Buddhist teacher in 1976, at the age of thirteen months. Those recognizing him were His Holiness The 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, spiritual leader of one of the four major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, and the Venerable Kalu Rinpoche, himself an incarnate. On Monday, January 4, from 7 to 9 p.m., Bodhi Path Buddhist Center Santa Barbara presents one of the world's first Western Buddhist incarnates, Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche, to the community as he gives a talk, The Wheel of Life – A Concise Overview of the Interdependence of All Things.

Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche was born in Switzerland of French and American parents in 1975. After being recognized as a "Tulku" or "incarnate", Trinlay began the traditional Tulku training under the guidance of Kalu Rinpoche in India. He continued his Buddhist studies in Europe while concurrently beginning a basic western education after completeing his Tulku training. Trinlay went on to study, among other places, at the Sorbonne University, the School of Oriental Languages, and the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute.

Today, Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche works today as translator for His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje, and is closely associated with Siddhartha Foundation International and its project to create a public meditation center on California’s Central Coast. He is fluent in English, French and Tibetan, is a charismatic speaker, and has taught in Buddhist centers and universities throughout the world. ,?p>

Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche’s January 4th talk will focus on the symbolism used in The Wheel of Life, a graphic depiction of the cycle of confused existence. Understanding the rich symbolism of this depiction illuminates the path toward freeing the mind to completely overcome suffering and its causes.

The Wheel of Life – A Concise Overview of the Interdependence of All Things will be given at the Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Santa Barbara, 30 W. Mission St. #7, from 7 – 9 p. m. on Monday, January 4. Suggested donation: $20. For more information please call 805-252-6137 or visit www.bodhipath.org/sb/.

About Bodhi Path Buddhist Center
Bodhi Path is an international organization of Buddhist centers founded and directed by Shamar Rinpoche. Bodhi Path Centers provide a non-sectarian approach to Buddhism and a curriculum of meditation and study that is taught by qualified lay and monastic teachers from around the world. The Santa Barbara Center offers weekly classes, guest speakers, retreats, and its members are involved in various educational and outreach programs in the community.

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