Bodhi Path is an international network of Buddhist Centers founded and directed by Shamar Rinpoche. Their goal is to bring the Buddha’s timeless teachings to lay people. Buddhist aim to develop wisdom and compassion to reach the ultimate freedom, enlightenment. Meditation and philosophy are teached at the centers to develop these qualities. Shamar Rinpoche together with other experienced teachers gives instructions in meditation and philosophy and guide our personal practice. The meditation group in Ghent organises a meditation every week. The meditation group is run by volunteers and teachings are given by visiting Karma Kagyu teachers from Tibetan Buddhism. Bodhi Path offers a mix of lay men and monastic teachers from around the world including Asia, Europe and North America. Shamar Rinpoche is the 14th reincarnation in the Shamarpa Lineage. This lineage started in the year 1200. The present Shamarpa Mipam Chökyi Lodrö was born in 1952 in Derge in Tibet. When he was four years old he was recognized by the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje as the 14th Shamarpa. Shamar Rinpoche stayed by the 16th Karmapa’s side until his untimely death in 1981. He received the complete Karma Kagyu transmission from him. Since 1980 he started travelling and teaching in Asia and the west. In 1982 he studied English in 10 months at UC Berkeley. In 1996 he founded Bodhi Path, a network of centers based on non-sectarian approach of Tibetan Buddhism (Rimé).