Intensive Four-Day Buddhist Studies Course with Khenpo Tsering Samdup

Friday – Monday, August 25-28, 2017
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path Center
3484 Gregory Ct, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

The San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path Center is pleased to host a 4-day intensive Buddhist Studies course by Khenpo Tsering Samdup, covering three texts by Maitreya. Bring your pen, notebooks, and copies of the texts!

This program is not geared towards beginners but rather toward students with some background in Buddhist philosophy. If you are not sure if this course is for you, you are welcome to try the first session(s) before committing to the full program.

The weekend will use three of Maitreya’s Five Teachings to provide an explanation “of the way things seem to be as well as the way they are,” an “analysis of how ordinary confused consciousness can be transformed into wisdom,“ and how we should understand Buddha Nature, the “ground of enlightenment… and the nature and qualities of Buddhahood.”

Daily schedule

8:30-10:30: Middle Beyond Extremes; Beyond-Extremes-Madhyantavibhaga-Commentaries/ dp/1559392703

11:00-2:00 (12-1 PM lunch break): Maitreya’s Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being Pure-Being/dp/1 559392150

2:30-4:30: Buddha Nature 559391286

(Sunday morning will be modified for the center’s regular Sunday morning program)

Students are encouraged to obtain the books for the course. Other purchase options can be found at, including used copies. Photocopies of the root text verses without commentary will likely be available.

Appreciated for his warmth, openness, delightful sense of humor, and depth of knowledge, Khenpo Tsering serves as the educational director of the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) in New Delhi and is headmaster of the monks’ college Shri Diwakar Vihara Buddhist Institute in Kalimpong, India. For the past 10 years, Khenpo has taught Buddhist philosophy at numerous centers throughout Southeast Asia, Europe, the US and South America.

Khenpo Tsering Samdrup was born to a family of Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, India. In his teens Khenpo moved to Rumtek Monastery, the seat of the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism in Sikkim, India and began spiritual training as a monk. He had a rigorous education in all the major texts of Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan literature, grammar, and history at Rumtek’s monk college at the Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies. In 1992, he was awarded the ‘Khenpo’ degree (equivalent to a PhD) and has been teaching the Dharma ever since.


Suggested donations (Standard covers program costs, Sustainer provides extra support to the center and program):

1 day – $50 Standar; $70 Sustainer.

Full weekend – $150 Standard; $200 Sustainer.

Participants are also strongly encouraged to make offerings to Khenpo Tsering to support his tireless activities to benefit all sentient beings. However, all are welcome. No one turned away for lack of funds.

You can register online ( 1351/), or pay in person at the register. If you plan to pay in person, please RSVP for this event to:

Please consider an additional donation of $5, $15, $100 or more to sustain Bodhi Path San Luis Obispo and its activities.

Hosted By the Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of San Luis Obispo
3484 Gregory Court
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Tel: 805.594.1388

Webcast with Khaydroup on May 21st

Sunday, May 21, 2017
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM PDT
Join the meeting from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at:

The San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path Center will host a live webcast with Khaydroup Zangmo this Sunday. Khaydroup will continue teachings on the Seven Points of Mind Training or Lojong using the commentary in Shamar Rinpoche’s book “The Path to Awakening”.

This weeks teaching and discussion will cover the preliminary practice of Shiné or “calm abiding” meditation, which begins on page 52. “There are many kinds of shine practice, but the initial level …  is crucial to learn in order to have strong stability of concentration.”

Khaydroup Teaches in Santa Barbara on March 11

From the Santa Barbara Bodhi Path…

The Day of Practice will consist of morning and afternoon sessions and you are encouraged to attend both sessions. There will be readings, discussion, and practice. We will break for lunch at the center from 12-1, so please bring your own food (tea will be available) or you can purchase a sandwich or salad a block away and eat at the center.  Those wishing to talk more with Khaydroup can do so at any of the breaks, lunch, or during an early dinner.

The Prayer of the Seven Branches is found again and again in many forms throughout Buddhist texts. Using Shamar Rinpoche’s commentary on The King of Prayers, this Day of Practice will be devoted to understanding and practicing each of these seven branches.

Saturday, March 11, 9:30-12 and 1-4 with lunch break at the center 12-1

Registration from 9 to 9:30 am

Patrons of any Bodhi Path Center: $50 both sessions, $30 one session
Non Patron: $60 both sessions $35 one session
No one turned away for lack of funds

About the Teacher: Khaydroup completed two 3 year retreats in France under the guidance of the realized master Gendun Rinpoche. Before that she spent 5 years studying with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. At the request of Shamar Rinpoche, Khaydroup moved back to the US in 2000 to be a resident teacher at the Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Center. During the two years she was there, she helped found both the San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path and West Los Angeles Bodhi Path Centers. The West Los Angeles group moved to Pasadena in 2004 where Khaydroup continues as the resident teacher.

Something New on Sunday Feb, 5… a web meeting with Khaydroup!

Dharma Teacher Khaydroup Zangmo will be presenting an interactive teaching and discussion on Shamar Rinpoche’s book “The Path to Awakening” via web meeting during our regularly scheduled morning meditation and discussion on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

This initial session will provide an introduction to the book’s topic, The Seven Points of Mind Training (Lojong), and how it can benefit our everyday lives and our practice.

Tentative Schedule

10:00 – 10:30:  Group Meditation
10:30 – 10:45:  Tea Break
10:45 – approx. 11:30:  Interactive web teaching with Khaydroup
11:30 – 12:00: Group Meditation

“Mind training, or lojong, is a comprehensive practice that is suitable for all types of students. It contains the entire path and does not depend on a person’s background or sectarian affiliation. Put into practice diligently, it is enough to lead you all the way to awakening.” – Shamar Rinpoche

Webcast on the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Jan. 22

Khaydroup Zangmo is teaching a series of live webcasts on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva to the New York City Bodhi Path Center. Khaydroup will be teaching another interactive webcast on Jan. 22 and has graciously invited members of the San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path community to participate.

“We are currently studying The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo) and so far have covered the seven topics of preparation (verses 1-7), three types of practitioners (verses 8-10) and have begun to look at the application of Relative Bodhicitta using the practice of “Tong Len” or “Sending and Taking” to train a mind of loving kindness and compassion through meditation. Next the text, in verses 11-21, will present opportunities to train the mind through all types of difficult situations encountered in daily life. In this up coming session, we will look at this set of verses and what they mean to our own practice of developing Bodhicitta.”

Download a PDF copy of “The Thirty-seven Practices of a Conqueror’s Child” by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo

Bodhi Path New York City invites you to the scheduled online Zoom meeting. Here is the information needed to join the webcast.

Jan 22, 2017 7:30 AM (PST), 10:30 AM (EST) 

Use this link to join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or using iPhone one-tap (US Toll):
+14086380968, 106665429# or +16465588656, 106665429#

Or by telephone (US Toll):
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 558 8656
Enter meeting ID: 106 665 429