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Westchester Buddhist Center (WBC) is dedicated to the practice and study of Buddhism in general, and to the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in particular (“Cutting through Spiritual Materialism”; “Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior”). Trungpa Rinpoche’s teaching style made Buddhism accessible to Western minds and lifestyles from the early 1970s until the late 1980s, and brought the Shambhala Buddhist teachings on creating enlightened society to the West.
WBC was formed in 2009 in order to share the Tibetan Buddhist teachings and meditation practices propagated by Trungpa Rinpoche with friends and neighbors in Westchester County, New York. We also offer in-depth, text-based courses, and periodically host visiting Tibetan teachers and other noteworthy speakers, movies and other events.
Today, the Center is led by four senior students of Rinpoche: Jane and Derek Kolleeny, John Baker and Gene Bobker. Teaching according to the perspective of Trungpa Rinpoche, all of WBC’s teachers emphasize an experiential Buddhism, one focused on ordinary, daily life. New and seasoned practitioners of all traditions are welcome!