You are welcome to participate in a study group based on the teachings of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche (see below)

TIME: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM (Changed from 7:00 - 8:30 PM)

PLACE: 1455 Lexington Ave., 2A (between 94th and 95th Streets)

PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO MEETINGS on 11/26 (Wed. before Thanksgiving), 12/24 (Christmas Eve), or 12/31 (New Year's Eve).

We are currently studying Rinpoche's Essence of Buddhism, a book widely used by many Western Buddhist teachers both in the US and abroad. This is a wonderful opportunity to meditate, hear teachings on tape directly from Traleg Rinpoche, and participate in a brief discussion. Traleg Rinpoche wishes to extend this opportunity to a further audience, and we welcome you to join in. There is no charge.


TIME: 7:00 PM

PLACE: 1455 Lexington Avenue (#2A) at 94th Street

SUBJECT: "Essence of Buddhism" by Ven. Traleg Rinpoche

A small group have been meeting every Wednesday evening in pursuit of their interest in the study of Vajrayana Buddhism. If interested, we welcome you to come and participate. This is a unique opportunity to hear teachings on tape directly from Traleg Rinpoche followed by a short discussion. Traleg Rinpoche wishes to extend this opportunity to a further audience and we welcome you to join in.

There is no charge.


The Venerable Traleg Kyabgon, Rinpoche, President and Spiritual Director of Kagyu E-Vam Buddhist Institute located in Melbourne, Australia and in the Hudson Valley, New York, was recognized as the ninth incarnation of the Traleg line by His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa. The Traleg line can be traced back to the time of Salton Shogam, also known as one of the Three Men of Kham, who is the originator of the Traleg history of incarnations and a contemporary of the first Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa. Born in 1955, Traleg Rinpoche was enthroned at the age of two as the Supreme Abbott of Tra?gu Monastery in Tibet.

Rinpoche regularly gives lectures and seminars worldwide on Buddhism and related topics, and has become well known for his erudition, fluency in English, and background in Western psychology and comparative religion. He is especially respected for his skill in working with people of diverse interests, ages and backgrounds. In 1984, Rinpoche inaugurated the annual Buddhist Summer School and more recently the Buddhist and Psychology Conference, held every two years, Both of these programs have developed into major national events in Australia and have hosted many well-known spiritual teachers, Western psychologists and thinkers. It is Rinpoche?s sincere wish that these colloquia promote and explore the rich and varied forms of Buddhism from all traditions and cultures.

Traleg Rinpoche's first book, Essence of Buddhism, has been well received and now in its second printing is also being produced in various languages. Forthcoming books soon to be released are Luminous Bliss, Self Realization Through Meditation, published by Lothian Books in Australia, is a comprehensive treatment of the Kagyu approach of Mahamudra meditation. The American edition will be brought out early next year by Shambhala. Rays of the Sun, also published by Shambhala and expected out in 2004, is an overview of Buddhist Tantra. The Ordinary Mind, a superb quarterly magazine, is produced in Australia, which reflects Rinpoche?s activities and interest.

For further information on Traleg Rinpoche, visit the following websites:,,,