Bodhi Path

Bodhi Path Open House

The Bodhi Path Buddhist Center is holding an open house on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Lama Helps Others Learn to Focus and Let Go

Lama Yeshe spends three months a year living and teaching at Bodhi Path in West Tisbury.

Summer Meditation

Lama Yeshe returns to Bodhi Path of Martha’s Vineyard for Summer 2014 teachings, through Sept. 21. The topic of this summer’s teachings is Tools For Enlightenment. The teachings are Sundays at 10 to 11:15 a.m.

Spirtual Center

With sadness, Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers announced that founder and spiritual leader Shamar Rinpoche passed away suddenly on June 11, 2014, in Renchen-Ulm, Germany. Shamar Rinpoche, who was born in 1952, was the 14th Shamarpa, or Red Hat Lama of Tibet. Until his death, Shamar Rinpoche was the lineage holder of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, along with His Holiness Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje.

Lama Tsony at Bodhi Path

Lama Tsony at Bodhi Path

The Bodhi Path Buddhist Center welcomes Lama Tsony during the week of Nov. 2.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 4 he will be leading the meditation practice from 6 to 7 p.m. at the center located at 21 Laurand Drive across from the airport in West Tisbury.

On Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7 he will be holding meditation retreats running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Suggested donations for the weekend sessions are $30 to $40 per day.

Bodhi Path

Bodhi Path

The Bodhi Path Buddhist Center’s off-season schedule will include meditation sessions on four days of the week.

Tuesday and Thursday sessions will be from 6 to 7 p.m., Saturday mornings will be from 10 to 11:15 a.m. and include sitting meditation and yoga. On Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. there will be meditation or teachings.

The Bodhi Path center is located at 21 Laurand Drive in West Tisbury. For more information, call 508-696-5929.

Shamar Rinpoche Returns to Bodhi Path

Bodhi Path Buddhist Center founder Shamar Rinpoche, the 14th Sharmapa, will be on Martha’s Vineyard for a weekend teaching series July 24 and 25, teaching from his latest book, The Path To Awakening. Teachings will be 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. both days. There will be a welcoming reception and book signing on Friday, July 23, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Buddhist Teacher Shows A Path Between Extremes

The Bodhi Path of Martha’s Vineyard hosts Professor Lara Braitstein for teachings on Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. both days.

Noble Truths

Noble Truths

Khenpo Tsering will visit Martha’s Vineyard tomorrow and Sunday for a weekend teaching series, the Four Noble Truths. An understanding of the Four Noble Truths is essential to Buddhist practice and offers a method to deal with the difficulties that are part of everyday life.

The teachings will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. both days at the Bodhi Path Buddhist Center, 21 Laurand Drive in West Tisbury. All are welcome to attend a single session or the whole series.


Bodhi Path Buddhist Center Marks Tenth Anniversary on the Vineyard

End of August, 1999: In hindsight it was a stunning date, in that we had no idea how the coming new millennium would stand our world on its head and make us wonder what planet we were on. It was a perfect time, in other words, for a gently committed center for the study of Buddhism to establish itself on Martha’s Vineyard.