Westchester Buddhist Center is Honored to Host

The Venerable Changling Rinpoche

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

The Key Text for the 21st Century

Teachings on the book by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

By Venerable Changling Rinpoche


Saturday, August 3, 2019 (10-12 am and 2-4 pm)

The Aligned Center, 1 Bridge Street, Suite 64, Irvington, NY 10533.

Note: This event is NOT being held at our Sunday location (Eileen Fisher Headquarters), but instead at The Aligned Center. See below for directions.

Suggested donation $50 for the full day; $25 for either talk*

Please note that these teachings are restricted to only those who maintain a regular active meditation practice

We are delighted to host the Venerable Changling Rinpoche, who will teach on Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s seminal work, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, first published in 1972 and targeted specifically to westerners. Itprovides a rich overview of the Buddhist path—which from start to finish involves seeing through ego’s attempt to use the spiritual journey for its own benefit. According to Changling Rinpoche, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism “…is the teaching for this century,” containing “the full practice of accumulating virtue and wisdom for overcoming one’s own ego clinging.”

Changling Rinpoche is the 15th of the Changling lineage, which is part of the Nyingma lama. He was recognized in childhood as a tulku of the previous Changling Lingpa by both Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kyabje Penor Rinpoche. He studied extensively with Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and then, following his death, with Trulshik Rinpoche, Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Penor Rinpoche, Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, and Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche. He is an ordained monk and holds the khenpo degree.

Rinpoche is the Abbott, or Ritual Director, of Shechen Monastery in Nepal, where he teaches 3-year retreatants and other senior practitioners. Rinpoche also teaches throughout Asia and in North America, and directs the Lotus Speech Organization’s many dharma communities in Canada and Australia.

We are committed to making our programs affordable to all. Those with limited income please offer what you can afford in our donation page here and include a note for the program you are offering towards. 


The Aligned Center

1 Bridge Street, Suite 64, Irvington, 10533 NY

  • Aligned Center is situated right above the Red Hat restaurant, next to WBC's usual Irvington location at the Eileen Fisher Headquarters

  • Park in the large lot in front of MP Taverna and walk into courtyard to the right of the Eileen Fisher Lab

  • Go straight ahead to the "Foundry" entrance

  • The office is on the second floor right at the top of the stairs

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