Bone of Existence: Path of a Lonely Buddha

Four talks on the 12 links of the Wheel of Life—the essential teaching on karmic cause and result. This course was hosted online by the Boston Shambhala Center weekly from April 13 to May 4, 2021.

These talks and materials are offered to anyone.
If you find them of benefit and would like to make a teacher’s gift, you are welcome to do so.

Overview of the Course

This course has four talks. Each talk has a “quotes and notes” document that gives readings and contemplations. These are best read before listening to the talk. The first talk also has the main reading, “Wheel of Life: Illusion’s Game” by Trungpa Rinpoche, as well a line drawing of the wheel of life and a helpful chart for understanding it. The final “quotes and notes” are to be read after you have listened to all the talks. This will also explain the significance of the last two documents. Enjoy!

Talk 1 Materials:


Talk 2 Materials:


Talk 3 Materials:


Talk 4 Materials:


Final Materials: