Accomplished Meditator and Scholar
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. Trinlay Rinpoche lives in the Dordogne, France with his American wife Giselle de Saint Phalle and their young sons.