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Vanessa Reapor RELS 301, Section 01 Professor Lloyd-Moffett November 15, 2011 Buddhism Site Visit Identification Group: Bodi Path Location of Event: 3484 Gregory Court San Luis Obispo, CA Title or Type of Event Attended: Sunday Meditation and Teachings Date of Event Attended: Sunday, November 6, 2011 Time of Service: 10:00am-12:00pm Background The name of the group whose event I attended was Bodhi Path San Luis Obispo Center. This center is part of a global organization of Buddhist centers established by Shamar Rinpoche as well as the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Centers partake in non-sectarian approaches and they can be found in America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. Rinponche provides guidance to the Bodhi Path teachers who lead meditation and bestow Buddhist philosophy to those in attendance. Bodhi Path is practiced by modern day Buddhists and with teachers from lay and monastic backgrounds. These centers are all non-profit organizations and solely functions on donations as well as on volunteer basis. Bodhi Path centers are open to everyone and encourage new comers to attend meditations. The Bodhi Path website is: bodhipath.org. Shamar Rinpoche, Mipham Chokyi Lodro, or also known as the Red Hat Lama of Tibet is the fourteenth Shamarpa, and was born on 1952 in Derge. He was said to be recognized at the age of four by the sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa, the spiritual leader of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. As the fourteenth Shamarpa, Rinpohce is the mind manifestation of Amitabha and the heir of the Karma Kagyu School of
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Tibetan Buddhism. In 1980, Rinpoche began to travel and teach Buddhist beliefs, and established the Bodhi Path Centers in 1996. He is also the author of the main Bodi Path text called The Path to Awakening —observations and comments on mind training. The Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism originated from the yogi Tilopa of India influencing Tibet as well as the rest of the world. Tilopa is said to have possessed four transmissions: illusory body, conscious dreaming, clear light and tummo. Through these transmissions, the Kagyupa School has become known for its meditation. It is also believed that Tilopa passed his four transmissions to Naropa, who then
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