The Princeton Buddhist Meditation Group practices under the guidance of Anam Thubten Rinpoche and is an affiliate of the Dharmata Foundation.
Some other national/international Buddhist teachers who have influenced our group:
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa
Head of the Kagyü lineage of Tibetan Buddhism
Vidyadhara the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Founder of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition in the West
The Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche
and the Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
The Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
The Venerable Khandro Rinpoche
The Venerable Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche
Ani Pema Chödrön
In memory of Ani Trime Lhamo
The Princeton Buddhist Meditation Group was long directed by the Ven. Bhikshuni Karma Trime Lhamo (1928-2016), an American-born Buddhist nun. A practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for some 40 years, Ani Trime originally studied with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, one of the first Tibetan Buddhist masters to teach in the West; she also had a broad appreciation of various other Buddhist traditions, having studied with Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, the Venerable Cham Kusho, and other Tibetan teachers, as well as Theravada teacher Ayya Khema. She also had some limited experience of Zen practice. In 2006, Ani Trime guided the Princeton group to affiliate with Dharmata Foundation. She was known and loved for her down-to-earth, straightforward Dharma talks, which placed great emphasis on meditation practice and everyday experience, and for her sense of humor and warmth. We continue to practice in her memory.