Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman has spent 50 years in an intensive study of philosophy in general and the nature of mind in particular. He completed the traditional three-year retreat in 1989 in Dordogne, France under the guidance of H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Taklung Tsetrul Tulku Pema Wangyal, and at present teaches weekly at Samye Hermitage New York.

Events with Michael Friedman

The Four Foundations: A Study in Ngondro
Open Dates

We invite you to this weekly community class held on campus each Sunday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. This course is made available on a donation basis. While one might think of the preliminary practices of the Buddhist path — ngondro in Tibetan — as something we must accomplish to progress to the “next level,” the teachings they embody are in fact the very essence of this path, and thus are better termed “foundational.” From the “common outer preliminaries” of the four mind turnings to the “inner preliminaries” of taking refuge, cultivating bodhicitta, confessing, offering mandala, and engaging in…