Lama Michel Rinpoche is a Buddhist master following the NgalSo Ganden Nyengyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, under the spiritual guidance of Lama Gangchen Tulku Rinpoche.
Born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1981, Lama Michel was recognized as a Tulku (the reincarnation of a buddhist master) at the age of 8 and ordained as a monk at 12. He received a formal education of Buddhist practice and philosophy for 12 years at the Monastic University of Sera Me in the south of India. He continues his studies with annual visits to the Monastery of Tashi Lhumpo in Shigatse, Tibet-China.
Since 2004 he has been residing in Italy, dedicating his life to serving his Guru, Lama Gangchen Rinpoche, and generously sharing his experience and wisdom in many formal and informal situations, such as conferences, teachings, retreats, school visits and freely on social media. His clarity, wisdom,compassion and pragmatic mind is a living expression of his profound knowledge and understanding of Buddhist tradition integrated into today’s world.
Under the guidance of Lama Gangchen Rinpoche, he oversees several Buddhist centers such as the Kunpen Lama Gangchen in Milan, Italy; Albagnano Healing Meditation Centre in Albagnano on Lake Maggiore, Italy and the Centro de Dharma da Paz in São Paulo, Brazil.
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Lama Michel Rinpoche has participated in all Conferences of Integrated Psychiatry (CIP) ever since the first one was organized in 2006 by CIP Lentis. During the last congress in 2012 he gave a comprehensive talk about Compassion, which was very well received. Many expressed the wish to learn more about Buddhist philosophy. Therefore, in the spring of 2013 the CIP organized an evening talk by Lama Michel about the need for compassion in health care. Also this talk was well received by the audience and many expressed the wish to learn more.
Lama Michel Rinpoche regrets that he could not attend the 2015 conference due to other engagements. However, because of his interest in psychiatry and Western science and because many healthcare professionals expressed their enthusiasm for his teachings, Lama Michel accepted our request to once again give a lecture for health care professionals on Buddhist philosophy.
Here Lama Michel speaks about ‘the nature of reality.” This relates to how we make sense of life, consciousness, and the universe. Although there are some striking similarities between the Buddhist views on the nature of reality and Western science, specifically quantum physics, there are also differences. Lama Michel will explain according to the view of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism.