Trinlay Rinpoche is a highly accomplished meditator and scholar who has studied with some of the world’s greatest meditation masters since childhood. Born to an American mother and a father who was a long-serving member of the French Parliament, Trinlay Rinpoche began traditional spiritual training in India at the age of three, returning to France as a teenager to pursue a Western education at the Sorbonne and other institutions in Paris and England.

Fluent in English, French and Tibetan, Rinpoche teaches meditation throughout the US, Europe and Asia. A scholar of philosophy, history and philology, he is an influential voice in dialogues with neuroscientists on Buddhist vs Science theories on how the mind works and is a key contributor to Mindworks, including A Course in Happiness and many others. Trinlay Rinpoche lives in the Dordogne, France with his American wife Giselle de Saint Phalle and their young sons. See his articles on meditation here.

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Trinlay Rinpoche