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Buddhism and the Ego with Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche

Feb 18, 2023
10:00 AM
Aspen Art Museum Rooftop Café

Free and open to the public.

Join us for a public talk on Buddhism and the Ego with an extended Q & A with Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche, the head of the Trungram lineage and one of the highest tulkus of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. This lecture will touch on themes related to Sanya Kantarovsky’s exhibition A Solid House.

Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche has been a key figure in Sanya Kantarovsky’s connection with Buddhist meditation, and this program lends context to Kantarovsky’s work. This marks a rare opportunity for the Aspen community to learn from this world-renowned thinker.


Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche (Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche) has the distinction of having been taught by the heads of Tibetan Buddhism’s four major lineages, and teaches in the spirit of the nonsectarian Rimé movement. He is also the first incarnate lama to earn a Ph.D. in the West, having completed a doctoral program in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Harvard University. Widely recognized for his ability to modernize ancient Buddhist teachings for today’s challenges, he is dedicated to the value of education in bringing wisdom to life. To realize this vision, he has founded organizations throughout Asia and the United States.

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Sponsorship & Support

  • AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. AAM talks and lectures are presented as part of the Questrom Lecture Series and made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.