Lama Yeshe Drolma has returned for her eighth year of teaching at The Bodhi Path Buddhist Center in West Tisbury to give a series of teachings in August and September.
Beginning Sunday, August 10 at 10 a.m. running through Sunday, Sept. 28, Lama Yeshe will teach on the topic Samsara and Nivana, explaining the significance of these Buddhist terms which describe the state of all sentient beings trapped in suffering and the path beyond it.
Lama Yeshe will lead meditation practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. during her stay, and will also lead two meditation retreats, one on Saturday, August 23, and one on Saturday, Sept. 13. The hours for both retreat days are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lama Yeshe was born in 1945 on another island, Wyk auf Foehr in North Frisia, Germany. Shortly after meeting Shamar Rinpoche in Germany in 1986 she dedicated her life to Buddhist practice and study. In 1989 she entered retreat initially and in 1994 she entered the final traditional three-year retreat guided by Gendun Rinpoche. She then continued an individual retreat until 2000, when she was sent to the United States to establish the Bodhi Path Center on Martha’s Vineyard. Since then she has expanded her activity to the center in New York city.
The Bodhi Path is located at 21 Laurand Drive in West Tisbury. The center offers meditation sessions, instruction, and teachings. Call 508-696-5929 for more information. All are welcome.