When the 14th Shamarpa Mipham Chokyi Lodro passed into Parinirvana last summer, many of his students expressed the wish to organize a Transmission Weekend at the EC about him – with some of the people closest to Rinpoche, who could recount many inspiring stories about his life and tireless work for the dharma and all beings.
We invited Trinlay Rinpoche to come visit the Europe Center for the first time, and to share his memories of his teacher, Shamar Rinpoche, together with Maggie Lehnert-Kossowski and Manfred Seegers. Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche was born in France to an American mother and French father. Recognized as an incarnate lama at the age of two, he was raised by some of the last century’s greatest Tibetan masters. Amongst many others, he frequently teaches in the European and American Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage, in particular in the Bodhipath centers founded by the late Shamar Rinpoche.
Effortlessly explaining highest traditional Buddhist teachings and philosophy with the help of vivid examples taken from our everyday lives in the West, Rinpoche had pretty much everybody glued to their place for four lectures and meditations. We would like to thank him very much for sharing his memories of Shamar Rinpoche, his deep knowledge and a lot of laughs with us – and we hope to see him again soon!